Physically challenged persons to get more benefits
The government is going to increase facilities for physically-challenged persons in the next budget scheduled to be placed before parliament on June 13, said a high officials of Finance Ministry.
Tax benefit will be announced for the in the
budget, they said. Special concession will be announced for them in various sectors including health, education and transportation.
In various sectors instruments will be set up so that physically-challenged people can use them, according to them.
According to the officials, tax rebate will be given on total income of any person or organization that will provide services for physically challenged persons.
Tax-free income will also be raised especially for mothers and fathers of physically challenged persons they spent money on their welfare.
Now every mother or father enjoy Tk 50,000 tax free yearly income as alimony for every physically-challenged person.
Kanan Kumar Roy, member (Tax policy) of National Board of Revenue, said facilities would be widening for physically-challenged persons in the upcoming 2019-20 fiscal year budget like the previous one. "There will be some interesting steps in upcoming budget for physically-challenged persons under special consideration," he said.
"By budgetary measures we try to comply with barrier-free environment which means environment designed to be free of obstacles. It is friendly towards people who are physically disabled requiring the use of wheelchairs and prosthetics," he added.