It goes without saying that this whopping 20% increase in import duty for software is a massive one. Not only does it mean an increased price tag for essential software like Word and Windows OS, but it also reduces the accessibility of premium, full versions of such software for local users.
Realtors today said the cost of various raw materials, including rod and lift, will increase in the next fiscal year because of the increase in value added tax and customs tariff.
The price of the handsets will go up as the government today proposed 5 percent value-added tax on mobile handset sales.
The National Board of Revenue should accelerate the use of electronic fiscal devices (EFDs) and ramp up monitoring to eliminate non-compliance with a view to raising more value-added taxes using technologies, said former top taxmen and economists.
The VAT Intelligence has frozen bank accounts of Mr Baker Cake & Pastry Shop on allegation of evasion of value added tax, said its Director General Moinul Khan.
The share of value-added tax (VAT) in the national exchequer has continuously been creeping up ever since its introduction more than 27 years ago, and has increased in recent years to the point where it is the single biggest slice of revenue collections by the government.
Cox’s Bazar municipality authorities have dumped garbage in front of four residential hotels in a bid to collect taxes as the hotel managements did not pay it despite several notices were served.
The High Court orders the government to realise appropriate tax, VAT and other charges from the revenues earned by different digital platforms like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo and YouTube.