The sixth annual tax fair has begun throughout the country from today.
The fair is taking place in 86 upazilas: in 29 upazilas for two days and 57 upazilas for a day between September 16 and 22.
In Dhaka, the fair is taking place at Officer’s Club on Bailey Road.
The tax fair aims to motivate people to pay taxes, so that the government can invest more in public welfare.
At the fair, taxpayers will be able to submit their tax returns for 2015-16 and pay taxes. The NBR will have booths to help taxpayers register for electronically generated TINs or re-register for e-TINs to replace their old TINs.
There will also be dedicated booths for the freedom fighters, physically challenged, women and elderly, so that they can easily fulfill their tax related formalities.
For the first time, the tax authority will also have separate booths to provide services to people on value added taxes, customs and department of national savings, said Md Nojibur Rahman, chairman of National Board of Revenue, and the fair organiser.