The Income Tax Fair 2014 ended Monday with getting the highest ever response from the taxpayers.
The fair, which began simultaneously in divisional headquarters and 22 districts on September 16, concluded in a festive mode on Monday as the National Board of Revenue (NBR) received Taka 1,675 crore 30 lakh 73 thousand and 451 as income tax.
The amount was the highest since the inception of the event in 2010. The record achievement was disclosed at a programme at the Officers' Club, the usual fair venue for the capital city.
State minister for finance and planning MA Mannan was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the fair, presided over by NBR Chairman Md. Ghulam Hussain.
Last year, the NBR got Taka 1,117 crore as income tax from the fair. Around 6.50 lakh taxpayers received services from the fair, which was held in seven divisional cities for seven days and 22 district towns for four days to provide tax-related assistance to taxpayers.
This year, a total of 1 lakh 49 thousand and 309 persons submitted their income tax return when 15 thousand 907 persons registered for eTIN. Besides, 10 thousand and 838 individuals registered for getting eTIN, replacing their previous traditional TIN.