Like previous years, Hakimpuri Jarda owner Md Kaus Miah has once again been named the highest taxpayer for the 2019-20 tax year.
The 90-year-old has been voted among the best taxpayers in the businessmen category.
The safe food authorities last year ordered the removal of a consignment of Kaus' popular chewing tobacco brand from the market due to the presence of excessive lead.
The Internal Resources Division under the finance ministry on 20 January issued a gazette notification, publishing the names of the top 76 taxpayers for the 2019-20 tax year in the individual taxpayer category.
Moreover, 53 organisations of various sectors as well as 12 individuals and organisations in other categories were named the top taxpayers.
The National Board of Revenue will give tax cards to these individuals and organisations as the best taxpayers.
Following are the names of the top taxpayers in different categories:
Apart from Kaus, the four other top taxpayers are former communication minister Syed Abul Hossain, Exim Bank Chairman Nazrul Islam Mazumder, Md Nuruzzaman Khan, and Md Kamal
Gazi Group owner and Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi, late Transcom Group chairman Latifur Rahman, Uttara Motors Chairman Matiur Rahman, BSRM Chairman Alihussain Akberali, and Dr Mostafizur Rahman
The top five taxpayers under 40 are Nafis Sikder, Gazi Group owner's son Gazi Golam Mortuza, finance minister's daughter Nafisa Kamal, Ahmed Imtiaz, and Mehedi Hasan
Former vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Pran Gopal Datta, Dr Jahangir Kabir, Dr AKM Fazlul Haque, Dr Abdul Mobin Khan, and Dr Nargis Fatema
The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam, Daily Azadi Editor Md Abdul Malek, Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman, Channel i Head of News Shykh Seraj, and TV Today Chief Executive Officer Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul
Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, Dhaka Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Nihad Kabir, Taufiqa Aftab, Md Enamul Kabir Emon, and Ahsanul Karim
Rezaul Karim, Md Moklesur Rahman, and Md Miraj Uddin Haider
Md Fayez Ullah, Golam Azam Ceaser, and Md Hasan Shams Uddin
Masuk Ahmed, Md Mokter Hossain, and Md Faruq
Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal Khan, and Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
Shakib Khan, Bidya Sinha Mim, and Raisul Islam Asad
Tahsan Rahman Khan, Momtaz Begum, and Shaheen Samad
Listed wounded freedom fighters
Md Nasir Uddin Mridha, Lt Gen (retd) Abu Saleh Md Nasim, Md Joynal Abedin, Professor Indubhushan Bhowmik, and Abdul Mannan
Sukarna Ghosh, Akram Mahmud, and Dr Md Mamunur Rashid
Laila Hossain, Shahnaz Rahman, Anwara Hossain, Parvin Hasan, and Popy Rani Bhowmik
Drug International general managers Rubaiyat Farzana Hossain and Hosne Ara Hossain, Md Yusuf, Khaza Tajmahal, and MA Haider Hossain
Shiuli Akter Nipa, Md Nazmul Hossain, Md Rezaul Karim Munshi, Azmira Kharun, Mowsumi Kar, Md Abul Kashem, and Arima Khanam Tarafdar
Others (individual category)
Kazi Iqbal Harun, Md Saiful Islam, and Abdul Mukin Majumder
Standard Chartered Bangladesh, Islami Bank Bangladesh, HSBC Bank Bangladesh, and National Bank
Non-banking financial institutions
Infrastructure Development Company, IDLC Finance, Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund, and Uttara Finance and Investments Limited
Spectra Engineers, BSRM Steels, and ACI Motors
Food and miscellaneous
Nestle Bangladesh, Olympic Industries, and Square Food and Beverage
Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company, Meghna Petroleum, and Padma Oil Company
Akij Jute Mills, IR Khan Jute Mills, and Ahyan Jute Mills
Spinning and textile
Coats Bangladesh, Sanjana Fabrics, Badsha Textile Mills, Apex Textile Printing Mills, Fakhruddin Textile Mills, Noman Terry Towel Mills, and Envoy Textiles
Drug and chemical
Unilever Bangladesh, Square Pharmaceuticals, Incepta Pharmaceuticals, and Renata
Print and electronic media
Mediastar, East West Media Group, Transcraft, and Media World
UDC Construction, Navana Real Estate, and Rizvy Construction
ACS Textiles (Bangladesh), Youngone (CEPZ), Square Fashions, Rifat Garments, Universal Jeans, GMS Composite Knitting Industries, and Ha-meem Denim
Bata Shoe Company (Bangladesh), Apex Footwear, and Lalmai Footwear
Sheikh Akij Uddin, British American Tobacco Bangladesh, American Life Insurance, and Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory
SN Corporation, Sahara Enterprise, ASBS, and Saleh Ahmed
Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Bridge Authority
Bangladesh Police Welfare Trust and Sena Kalyan Sangstha head office
Asa, Buro Bangladesh, Walton Hi-Tech Industries, and Central Depository Bangladesh