NBR extends tax returns deadline for individual payers by one month

  • Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2020-11-30 15:59:08 BdST


In a change of heart at the last minute, the National Board of Revenue has extended the deadline for tax returns by one month to Dec 31 for individual payers.

NBR Chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem announced the new decision to the media in Dhaka on Monday, citing the coronavirus pandemic. 

The previous deadline for filing income tax returns was Nov 30, and the top taxman had ruled out any plan to extend the deadline when he was pressed to comment on the possibility of extended time by the media on Sunday.

Some media outlets, including bdnews24.com, indicated that the deadline would be extended amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country.

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, tax lawyers and taxpayers of different professions have written to the NBR demanding an extension to the deadline for return submission due to the outbreak.