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Proposed budget keeps low-income people under tax net: Wahiduddin Mahmud


Proposed budget keeps low-income people under tax net: Wahiduddin Mahmud

Renowned economist Professor Wahiduddin Mahmud has said proposed budget for upcoming fiscal year has kept low-income people under provision of income tax, avoiding effective measures against tax dodging and corruption.

“It is ridiculous that the low-income people have been kept under income tax in black and white avoiding any effective measures to tackle the tax dodging of tens of thousands of middle class and rich people and stop the corruption of the tax administration,” the economist was quoted as saying by the UNB.

Professor Wahiduddin Mahmud made this post-budget reaction on a Facebook post on Friday.

“At first, the government has to separate the amount of zero tax and minimum income amount of tax to fix the rate of income tax.”

He wrote, “In the proposed budget, tax-free lowest income has been proposed unchanged at Tk 3 lakh despite a skyrocket of the daily necessaries.”

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday unveiled the national budget for FY 2022-2023 with a special focus on economic recovery from uncertainties caused by Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.

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