The National Board of Revenue (NBR) collected a of Taka 403.16 crore as income tax arrears during celebration of 'Halkhata' that marks beginning of the Bangla calendar year.
The revenue authorities celebrated the centuries-old tradition of 'Halkhata' for the second time to encourage taxpayers to clear their dues, reports BSS.
"We got huge response from taxpayers during 'Halkhata'. The total amount of tax collected this year was Taka 403.16 crore," said senior information officer of NBR Syed A Mumen.
Different tax zones and VAT offices organized 'Halkhata' separately across the country on Sunday.