budget

Why digitising our public services is so important

It is hardly a subject that is discussed in the public domain nowadays, but one recalls “Digital Bangladesh” being the centrepiece of the ruling party's electoral campaign in 2008 and onwards....

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Prices down, prices up

The finance minister proposes changes to duties and taxes on different products, which will result in increase and decrease in their prices.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Electronic cash register outside district towns to be mandatory

To ensure deposition of VAT by traders outside district towns, the government has planned to make it mandatory for trading units outside the district towns to use Electronic Cash Register (ECR) and...

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

No change in tax-exempted income threshold for individuals

The government has decided not to bring any change to seven tax rates, which include tax-exempted income-threshold for individual tax payers.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Allocation for education: Muhith proposes 32% increase

The government has proposed raising allocation in the education sector by 32 percent to Tk 49,009 crore in the next fiscal year compared to the allocation in the outgoing FY.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Package VAT doubled for small traders

In face of protests from businessmen, the government has decided not to implement a flat VAT rate for small traders and instead almost doubled the package VAT.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Mobile phone use to get costlier

Cost for mobile phone use will increase in the next fiscal as Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed to hike the duty on SIM card-related services to 5 percent.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Muhith unveils national budget for FY 2016-17

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has been unveiling Tk 340,605 crore national budget for the fiscal year 2016-17 – what is around 29 percent bigger from the current fiscal year.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Why is the education budget not larger?

On average, a teacher handles 50 students, when it should be no more than 30. Can it be denied that much more should be spent on primary education and at other stages of education?

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

Demand to hike budget for migrants, their families

Activists have demanded that the government increase budgetary allocation for migrants and their families in the upcoming national budget of 2016-17.

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Cash incentive for furniture, plastic product exports

The government announces cash incentives on exports of furniture and plastic products in a bid to encourage the businesses to export more.