National Board of Revenue (NBR) will celebrate 'Hal Khata' tomorrow across the country on the occasion of 'Choitra Sangkranti', a day before the first day of Boishakh, the first month of Bengali new year 1424.
"We'll observe Hal Khata with a slogan-payment of arrears, not realization-and as part of it, we'll entertain the businesspeople with sweets on Choitra Sangkranti, a day before the first day of Boishakh," said NBR chairman Md Nojibur Rahman, reports BSS.
All income tax, VAT and customs offices have been given necessary instructions to observe the day, he said, adding that NBR wants to encourage taxpayers to clear their outstanding revenue in a festive atmosphere.
Not only the taxpayers, the NBR will invite stakeholders, local personalities, businesspeople and people's representatives to the Hal Khata programme.
Income tax, VAT and customs offices will be decorated with flowers and arch will be erected there and guests will be entertained with traditional sweet items such as 'moa, murki and batasa. NBR officials-employees will welcome the guests at their respective offices and entertain them.
He said the number of e-TIN holder in the country is now 28 lakh.