|Published : 22 Nov 2016, 22:39:11 | Updated : 22 Nov 2016, 22:39:42|
NBR to honor 517 highest, longtime taxpayers
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) will honor a total of 517 taxpayers, 370 highest taxpayer categories and 147 long-time taxpayer categories, for fiscal year 2015-2016 as part of its move to create awareness of the importance of paying tax.
Each taxpayer will be given one crest, laminated ID card and a commemoration letter in a programme to be held on November 30.
A list of award recipients was published in a gazette on November 20.
With the highest and long-time categories, the NBR has included woman category and young taxpayer category, who will not be over 40 years, by amending the existing rule this year.
The amendment has been made with a view to encouraging the new taxpayers for paying their taxes every year.
ID cardholders will get privileges in government hospitals, airlines and other public transports, and invitations to local state programmes. They will also be able to use the CIP (commercially important person) lounges at airports.
Besides, their dependents - wife/husband, sons and daughters, of the cardholders - will gain special privileges for availing cabins at public hospitals.
The validity of this card is one year and then it has to be returned to the NBR.
For becoming eligible for the best taxpayer award, individual taxpayers will have a regular taxpaying record for the last three years. For the long-term taxpayer, individual taxpayers will have a regular taxpaying record for at least 15 years, according to a news agency. – bz