Saturday, November 25, 2017

Govt confers ‘Kor Bahadur’ title on 84 taxpaying families

  • Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2017-11-08 19:37:10 BdST

bdnews24

Bangladesh government has conferred the title ‘Kor Bahadur’ on 84 families from 64 districts on the last day of the 8th Income Tax Fair in Dhaka.

In his budget speech given earlier this year, Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed honouring families with the title where all members are paying taxes for a long period of time.

He made the proposal to encourage taxpayers and thereby, meet his target to earn a third of revenue from income tax.

In English, the word ‘Kor’ means tax.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith hands over the award to his cabinet colleague Shajahah Khan, whose family is one of the 84 families has conferred the title ‘Kor Bahadur’. It is meant to honour families where all members are paying taxes for a long period of time. Photo: asif mahmud ove

Muhith gave away the certificates at a ceremony held at the National Board of Revenue Bhaban at Dhaka’s Agargaon on Wednesday.

NBR honoured the families who paid highest amount of taxes at district and national levels in fiscal 2016-17.

Sixteen families from Dhaka and eight families from Chittagong received the honour.

No one from Rangamati or Khagrhachharhi districts received the honour. The family of Mahbubur Rahman was awarded the honour from Bandarban in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.