NBR Chairman Nojibur Rahman has ordered the board’s Central Intelligence Cell (CIC) to conduct drives throughout Bangladesh to prevent tax evasion.
The board in a media statement said Rahman gave the order in the monthly meeting held on Tuesday to review revenue collection in line with the work plan.
The NBR chief told the officials to take firm steps against tax evaders, money launderers and smugglers.
He asked the officials to coordinate with other organisations, intelligence and law-enforcing agencies.
Field-level officers were present at the meeting attended by the high-ups.
The NBR has been missing the target despite steps to boost revenues.
It collected Tk 791.65 billion in the first seven months (July-January) of the current 2015-16 fiscal year.
The target was Tk 911.68 billion.
But, the revenue collection grew 13 percent more than the collection in the same period in 2014-15 fiscal year