The National Board of Revenue yesterday handed over an income tax identity card to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
NBR Chairman Md Nojibur Rahman handed over the card at the beginning of the cabinet meeting.
Rahman said the premier has been paying income tax since 1982-83 and has set an example for others to follow.
M Moniruzzaman Khandaker, tax adviser of Sheikh Hasina, said the prime minister paid Tk 11 lakh as tax in 2016-17 against income from honorarium and house property rents.
This year, the NBR started giving income tax identity cards to the taxpayers who submitted returns for 2016-17. The taxpayers who visited the tax fair during the first week of November had also been provided with the card.
Khandaker said the NBR has been organising income tax fairs at different tax zones from November 12 so that individual taxpayers can submit tax returns within the deadline, November 30.
From November 20, all the taxpayers will get the tax ID cards from the field offices by showing the receipt of return submissions, he said.