Chairman of the National Board of Revenue Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan has urged all to shun the “tax-evading tendency” for the sake of the country’s development.
“You all have to support the government so that the development trend continues. So, you all should shun the tax-dodging tendency,” he said while addressing a discussion organised by Quantum Foundation in the capital on Monday.
Mosharraf said national income saw a four-time rise from 2006 to 2018. “Our per capita income was $200 in 1975, but now it stands at $1,915. The country’s GDP growth is the highest among the Asian countries,” he said.
Mentioning that the country is developing and the government has taken many projects, the NBR chief said, “So, we need huge amount of money. How will we carry out development activities if the government has no money? So, you all have to help the government.”
He regretted that many people live in flats spending Tk 70,000-Tk 80,000 per month for rent, but are not interested to pay tax. “If we don’t strengthen the government, how will it give you various facilities?”
Mosharraf said there will be no beggar in the country in future. “There will even be no tendency of going abroad.”
Quantum Foundation director (coordination) Suraiya Rahman presided over the function.