Banks to remain open till 8pm Wednesday

Dhaka,  Mon,  05 December 2016
Published : 29 Nov 2016, 20:08:59 | Updated : 29 Nov 2016, 21:51:57

Banks to remain open till 8pm Wednesday

Banks to remain open till 8pm Wednesday
All scheduled banks in Bangladesh will remain open until 8:00pm today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) to facilitate income tax return submission, says a Bangladesh Bank ciscular, issued on Tuesday.

The central bank’s instruction came in the afternoon as the deadline to file tax return ends on Wednesday (November 30).

Following the order, all scheduled banks kept their branches open up to 8:00pm on Tuesday to facilitate taxpayer to pay tax.

"Banks have been asked to keep open their chalan or pay-order facilities," said the BB circular.

It said branches of all scheduled banks will also remain open until 8:00pm on Wednesday, the last day of 'Income Tax Week'.

The Income Tax Week’, which began in the country on Thursday last (November 24), ends on Wednesday. The National Board of Revenue is organising the 7-day-long income tax week at its 649 field level circle offices under 31 tax zones. The NBR will also observe the National Income Tax Day on the concluding day tomorrow (Nov 30).

To facilitate filing of the income tax return, tax offices throughout the country have remained open from 9:00am to 8:00pm every day since November 24, 2016, and will remain open until 8:00pm tomorrow (Wednesday). – bz
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