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TAX Payment Goes Online

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) in collaboration with the World Bank are jointly introducing an e-payment system through Sonali Bank with an objective of reducing taxpayers' hassles by automating the payment of taxes, VAT & other regulatory taxes. After the introduction of the e-payment method, people will be able to pay taxes online, or through the ATM booth by Debit or Credit cards from anywhere in the Country through Qcash.

Taxpayers will need to use tax identification numbers (TINs) to log on to the website of the NBR and will receive acknowledgement receipts as proof of their payments. "It will be a revolutionary step," said NBR Chairman Mr. Nasiruddin Ahmed at a press meet at his office, organized to share various achievements and future initiatives taken to boost revenue collection. Revenue collection by the tax administrator rose 17 percent to Tk 31,605 crore in the month of July-November period of the current fiscal year from Tk 27,035 crore during the same period a year ago.

The latest collection is higher than the target of the tax administrator. To boost collection further, the tax collector has already established 13 new income tax zones and four VAT (value added tax) commission rates. The NBR chief said the collection in the first five months is 35 percent of the total revenue collection target for fiscal 2011-12.

As per the initiative, the tax administrator has already inked an agreement with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

A Brief Guide to e-Payment

NBR e-Payment portal is easy to use, secure and completely free of charge. Users will be able to learn to use the e-Payment portal through online tutorials, downloadable PDFs and hyperlinked video lessons. To get started, users will need:

Tax-payers, authorized representatives, deducting authorities and a host of other individuals / organizations can benefit from this e-Payment system. Users have the option of paying taxes / duties through any of the following options: debit card, credit card, cash/prepaid card and online banking.

A. Registration

  • Only registered users can make e-Payments and get the full functionality this portal has to offer. Click on the ‘Register' link, fill in the information to register. Once you receive an automatic validation link in your email, click on that to activate your account.
  • Once your account is functional, you can use your log-in name and password to access your account. This time a new ‘E-PaymentÙ link will appear in the portal. Use this to a) complete your profile, b) go to your control panel and c) make online payments.


B. Completing Your Profile

  • Each profile form has separate sections for income tax, VAT, customs duty. You can fill up all or choose to fill up only the section that applies to you (i.e. only VAT information if you want to pay VAT).
  • After you are done, click Update to save your changes. You are now ready to start making e-payments.


C. Making E-Payments

C.1 Paying Income Tax

  • Four types of users can pay Income Tax by using this portal (e.g. Self, Authorized Representatives, Deducting Authorities & Others). If you want to pay income tax as a ‘Self user, click the e-Payment link, go to Income Tax and click Pay Income Tax Online. Your TIN & Name will appear automatically from profile section. Select taxes zone, taxes circle, tax type and tax section. Account code will appear automatically.
  • Enter the assessment year applicable to your e-payment. (For example, for any Income period between July 2011 and June 2012 – the assessment year will be 2012-13.)
  • Enter the amount (in BDT) you want to pay and other personal details. Recheck all entered information, click Submit to save your information and proceed to the Sonali Bank page. Once you are there, you cannot come back to this page, but you can start afresh if you want.
  • Select your mode of payment (e.g. debit card) from the dropdown menu and click Next to see a draft copy of the ‘e-Challan. If information contained in draft challan is accurate, click Next to continue.
  • In the Q-Cash page, enter your card information (PAN, CVV2 / CVC2) in the form by clicking on the numbers on the keypad.
  • Enter your name and expiry date as it appears in your account or card. Make sure itÙs spelled correctly. Do this quickly since your session will expire quickly if left inactive. If everything is correct, click OK.
  • Enter your credit/debit card password or online banking code by clicking on the numbers on the keypad and click Submit to view final Challan. You are encouraged to contact your bank to obtain your internet PIN or iPIN.
  • Print, save or email this final e-challan as you like. Click Finish to end your session. You can now return to your profile and view payment details.
  • Do not forget to sign out once you are done transacting.
  • Instructions for paying Income Tax as Authorized Representatives, Deducting Authorities, and Others are provided in greater detail in the ‘LearnÙ section on the E-payment website.


C.2 Paying VAT

  • In the e-Payment link, go to VAT and click Pay VAT Online. Your TIN, Name and Business Name will appear automatically from profile section. Enter your BIN, and revenue type. If your payment type is not on the list, select Other VAT. Select the ‘VAT OfficeÙ where you want to pay your VAT.
  • Now enter your personal information in the fields for your name, address and amount you want to pay. Click Submit to save your information and proceed to the Sonali Bank page. Once you are there, you cannot come back to this page, but you can start afresh if you want.
  • Select your mode of payment (e.g. debit card) from the dropdown menu and click Next to see a draft copy of the ‘e-ChallanÙ. If information contained in draft challan is accurate, click Next
  • In the Q-Cash page, enter your card information (PAN, CVV2 / CVC2) in the form by clicking on the numbers on the keypad.
  • Enter your name and expiry date as it appears in your account or card. Make sure itÙs spelled correctly. Do this quickly since your session will expire quickly if left inactive. If everythingÙs ok, click OK.
  • Enter your credit/debit card password or online banking code by clicking on the numbers on the keypad and click Submit to view final Challan. You are encouraged to contact your bank to obtain your internet PIN or iPIN.
  • Print, save or email this e-challan as you like. Click Finish to end your session. You can now return to your profile and view payment details.
  • Do not forget to sign out once you are done transacting.


C.3 Paying Customs Duty

  • In the e-Payment link, go to Customs Duty and click Pay Customs Duty Online. Your Agent Identification Number (AIN) and agency name will appear automatically from your account.
  • Fill in your information in the form including where you want to pay (Dhaka, Benapol, Mongla etc), Bill of Entry number, and date of registration. Click Search to view tax details of the transaction in question and generate the amount of customs duty to be paid.
  • Click Submit to save your information and proceed to the Sonali Bank page. Once you are there, you cannot come back to this page, but you can start afresh if you want.
  • Select your mode of payment (e.g. debit card) from the dropdown menu and click Next to see a draft copy of the ‘e-ChallanÙ. If information contained in draft challan is accurate, click Next
  • In the Q-cash page, enter your card information (PAN, CVV2 / CVC2) in the form by clicking on the numbers on the keypad.
  • Enter your name and expiry date as it appears in your account or card. Make sure itÙs spelled correctly. Do this quickly since your session will expire quickly if left inactive. If everythingÙs ok, click OK.
  • Enter your credit/debit card password or online banking code by clicking on the numbers on the keypad and click Submit to view final Challan. You are encouraged to contact your bank to obtain your internet PIN or iPIN.
  • Print, save or email this e-challan as you like. Click Finish to end your session. You can now return to your profile and view payment details.
  • Do not forget to sign out once you are done transacting.


C.4 Other Services

Users can also pay other taxes (e.g. travel tax, gift tax) through the portal. Easy step-by-step guidelines are provided in the ‘LearnÙ section of the portal. Users can also verify their e-challan through this portal. Visit the ‘How to UseÙ link on the site to learn more.