The board has already finalised the list of the top nine VAT payers under national level to be awarded for their outstanding contributions under three categories- production, services and business.
An official gazette notification was issued recently with the name of the companies and firms. The top VAT-paying companies will be awarded with a crest along with a certificate at a ceremony to be held in the capital on December 10 as part of NBR’s aim to encourage industrialists and businesses to pay more VAT to the state exchequer.
The NBR organises the programme every year marking the VAT Day.
Star Ceramics (Hobiganj), Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited (Savar, Dhaka), and Super Petro Chemical Limited (Chittagong) will be awarded under the production category while Gallery Apex (Tongi, Gazipur), M M Ispahani (Sales and Marketing Department, Chittagong), and International Beverage Limited (Gazipur) will be awarded under business category.
One World Aviation Limited topped in the services category followed by Chowdhury Tea Ware House (Chittagong) and Mastermind School (Dhanmondi).
Among the nine companies, Chowdhury Tea Warehouse and Gallery Apex received the award in last year as well.
The award recipients will enjoy a number of benefits for one year from the issuance of the date of the award.
The revenue authorities have chalked out various programmes to observe the VAT day on December 10.
The central programmes include a rally and the award-giving ceremony while the district VAT commissionerates will also observe the day through different programmes to encourage more people to pay more VATs.