National VAT Week In Gaibandha
'No alternative to raising revenue collection for advancement'
GAIBANDHA, Dec 13: National VAT Week-2019 is being observed in the district as elsewhere in the country from December 10 with a call to continue development activities of the country through revenue collection.
Marking the Week, Customs, Excise and VAT Division of National Board of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance has organised different programmes, including rally, discussion meeting and motivational campaign.
Besides, the National VAT Day-2019 was also observed in the district on December 11 through active participation of the officials and the employees of Customs, Excise and VAT Division here.
In the morning, a colourful rally was brought out from Gaibandha Poura Park and ended in front of the customs office at Masterpara after parading the main roads of the town.
Assistant Commissioner (AC) of Customs, Excise and VAT Division here Abdul Hannan formally inaugurated the rally.
Later, a discussion meeting on the significance of the Day and the Week was also held in the hall room of Gaibandha Chamber of Commerce and Industry with AC Abdul Hannan in the chair.
Billal Hossain, deputy commissioner of Customs, Excise and VAT Division, Nilphamari addressed the function as chief guest and Zakir Hossain, assistant commissioner of taxes (Gaibandha circle) spoke at the event as special guest.
Revenue officers Mahfuzur Rahman and Jahurul Islam, and assistant revenue officers M Masud Rana and Rony Das Gupta also addressed the function, among others.
The speakers said there is no alternative to raising the revenue collection for advancement and overall development of the country and reaching the nation towards desired goals.
They also said VAT is the main source of revenue that increases mutual trust and communication between NBR officials and the business community.
Chief guest Billal Hossain said the country's revenue repository would be enriched along with increasing awareness among the businessmen and consumers about VAT through observing the National VAT Day and the National VAT Week.
So, the implementation of the government's 'Vision-2021 and 2041' would be expedited through enriching the country's revenue repository including ensuring business and investment friendly-environment, he added.