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 Rangpur City Corporation Mayor Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa has lamented that the number of people earning more than three lakhs for a year has increased but the number of taxpayers has not increased as compared to the population, reports Dhaka Post.
 “We should have at least four crore taxpayers out of 17 crore people,” he said. But sadly, there are only 29 lakh taxpayers in the country. These figures are currently completely inconsistent for us. If taxpayers increase, revenue collection will increase and development will also accelerate.
 Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa was speaking as the chief guest at the awarding ceremony of best taxpayers at Begum Rokeya Auditorium of RDRS Bhaban in Rangpur Nagar yesterday.
 He said the number of taxpayers in Rangpur tax area is better and more satisfactory than other areas. The people of our region are moving forward to pay taxes. But we have not developed in that respect. Rangpur division has been the victim of discrimination in budget formulation.
 On the occasion, 56 people from seven districts of the division including Rangpur metropolis were given honorary certificates as the best taxpayers in four categories.
 Touhid Hossain Ashrafi, Manzur Ahmed, Rafiqul Islam have been honored as the highest taxpayers in Rangpur City Corporation area in the year 2020-2021.