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12:00 AM, September 15, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 15, 2010

Income Tax Day Today

Call to develop tax culture

The National Income Tax Day will be observed in the country today with a call to develop tax culture.
The slogan of the Day is "Commitment to charter for change, let us be partner of it."
On the eve of the day, President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages urged the people to pay tax for development of the country.
BSS adds: Zillur Rahman yesterday urged the people to pay income tax regularly so the government can implement its agenda for development.
In a message, the president hoped that the observance of National Income Tax Day would help develop a culture of tax payment by inspiring the people to pay their due tax to the national exchequer.
He said there is no other option than paying taxes for infrastructure development, creating employment and achieving economic growth.
The president observed that the slogan of the Day, 'commitment to charter for change, let us be partner of it', is significant to develop a tax culture.
He advised effective initiatives for making people more aware about the easy process of tax assessment, payment and benefit of it.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has also called the people to develop a tax culture by paying taxes regularly, which is a prerequisite for economic and social development.
In a message, the prime minister said she is happy to know that the country is observing the Day on September 15 to encourage the people to pay income tax.
She said the country needs more money for economic and infrastructure development, creating jobs and eradicating poverty adding that there is no alternative to tax for reducing dependency on external assistance.
The prime minister said the present government has carried out automation, restructuring and expansion of the tax department to create a taxpayer-friendly atmosphere, which helped increase revenue collection last year.
She hoped that the observance of the Day would create more awareness on income tax matters to accelerate the development of tax culture for achieving goals of the 'charter for change' of the present government.

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