All TIN holders to be compelled to submit return

Senior Correspondent,,Dhaka
photo: barta24

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National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan has said everyone holding a tax identification number (TIN) will be compelled to submit tax return through phone call.

He made the resolve while addressing a press conference on Sunday (Dec 8) on the celebration of the National VAT Day on Dec 10 and VAT Week from Dec 10 to 15.

The revenue department chief said, “There are 4.6 million TIN holders [in the country]. Of them, 2.2 million have submitted returns. Officials from tax zones will call those who’ve not yet submitted returns.”

“Every TIN holder failing to submit tax return will be called from January. Those who are capable of paying income tax will be compelled to submit returns,” he added.

Mosharraf Hossain urged the revenue officers to be tough in realising VAT from businesses.