National Board of Revenue

Explain legality of broadcasting ads on foreign TV channels: HC

The High Court issues a rule asking the government to explain in four weeks why it should not be directed to take necessary steps to stop advertisements on foreign television channels running in...

April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016

Mobile operators for lifting VAT on internet use

In a pre-budget discussion, mobile operators urges the government to remove value added tax (VAT) on internet use in the upcoming fiscal plan for 2016-17.

February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016

A new tax law in the works

The National Board of Revenue has drafted a new income tax law that seeks to keep corporate tax rates identical for all companies and

January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016

NBR unlikely to allow law enforcers to conduct drive

The National Board of Revenue is unlikely to give law enforcement agencies the authority to conduct drives against VAT dodgers, NBR officials told The Daily Star yesterday.

January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016

NBR seeks Debapriya’s bank account details

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) asks banks to provide financial information on accounts held by Centre for Policy Dialogue’s Distinguished Fellow Debapriya Bhattacharya, his wife and their...

October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015

7.5% VAT on English medium school tuition remains

The Supreme Court stays a High Court order that halted the 7.5 percent value added tax (VAT) on the English medium schools’ tuition fees.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

Record Tk 2,035cr collection from tax fair

The weeklong annual tax fair ended today, with the National Board of Revenue breaking the event’s previous records of collections, submission returns and number of service recipients.

September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015

VAT on pvt universities withdrawn after mass protests (video)

Government scraps 7.5 percent VAT on private universities and medical colleges’ tuition fees in face of mass student protests. The decision has been announced in a notice issued from the finance...

June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

Exporters to pay 0.6pc tax at source

Exporters including apparel manufacturers will have to pay 0.6 percent tax at source on their income from exports from the upcoming fiscal year, as the government reduced the rate from the proposed...

June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015

Air travellers to pay more in tax

Air travellers will now have to pay additional excise tax – between Tk 200 and Tk 500 -- depending on the routes, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) says in a circular.

June 4, 2015
June 4, 2015

Muhith unveils Tk 2.95 lakh crore budget

Finance minister is unveiling the budget for 2015-16 fiscal – what is believed to be a jumbo size of around Tk 295,100 crore.