The National Board of Revenue (NBR) today honoured Kaus Mia as best taxpayer of Mujib Year for his exemplary commitment toward depositing the right amount of tax to the public coffer.
Kaus, a 90-year-old businessman based in old part of Dhaka now, has been paying taxes since 1958.
He has been topping the list of highest taxpayers in the country since the tax authority introduced tax cards in fiscal 2010-11 in a bid to motivate people and create a culture of tax compliance in the country which still has one of the lowest tax-GDP ratio in South Asia.
The NBR has honoured Kaus with 14 awards over the year and his family got recognition of Kar Bahadur in fiscal 2016-17.
Born in August 1931 at Chandpur, Kaus began his journey as a businessman in his adolescence. He started as an agent of biscuits, soap and cigarettes of 18 brands.
He was awarded as biggest taxpayer in businessmen category in fiscal 2019-20.
“I have never been so delighted like today in my 71 years of career as a businessman, said Kaus after receiving crest, honour letter and flowers from NBR Chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem at a ceremony at the NBR headquarters.
NBR Chief Muneem said Kaus Mia has been paying taxes out of his sense of responsibility and committment.