Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The National Board of Revenue plans to extend the deadline for submission of income tax returns following a strong demand from leading business chambers.

However, officials of the tax authority could not say immediately what the new deadline would be as the current one ends on Monday (Sept30).

No decision was taken in this regard until on Sunday, a NBR official confirmed.

Country’s trade promotion bodies, including the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), demanded the extension by a month.

Extending the deadline for filing tax returns is not new. The governments have extended the deadline almost every year in recent past.

BBN/SSR/AD-30Sept13-10:06 am (BST)