Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday told the Jatiya Sangsad that the number of income taxpayers is some 18.50 lakh in the country.
“Now some 18.50 lakh people pay income tax in Bangladesh,” he replied in response to a tabled starred question from Awami League MP Umme Razia Kajol (Reserved seat-43).
Muhith said if anyone earns a taxable income of Tk. 2.50 lakh, he or she is to pay income tax.
In reply to another question from AL lawmaker Sanjida Khanam, the Finance Minister said now the per capita income rose to US$ 1,610 which is equivalent to Tk. 127,401.
He said the government has undertaken and implemented various programmes to increase the income of the country.