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  • Is VAT a regressive tax on the poor?

    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.

  • VAT Collect

    Garbage dumped to collect VAT from Cox’s Bazar hotels

    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.

  • Realise revenues from Google, Facebook, YouTube, HC asks govt

    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.

  • Dual policy for tobacco

    Contrary to its policy of discouraging tobacco cultivation, the government has retained the VAT exemption facility for unprocessed

  • Ministers stand by Muhith

    Ministers and senior MPs from the ruling alliance yesterday in parliament spoke in defence of Finance Minister AMA Muhith and

  • New Vat Plan: Govt may back off for now

    The government may backtrack on its plan to implement the new VAT law from July this year, in the face of pressure from a section of

  • Meeting the revenue target

    The government's focus on mega projects, skills development and job creation are commendable.

  • VAT to push up cost of living

    The government has backtracked from its decision to roll out the new VAT law from July due to resistance from businesses and a section of revenue officials and inadequate preparation from the National Board of Revenue.

  • 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 point of sale (POS) system.

  • 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.

  • Govt backtracks on new VAT law

    The government has backtracked on its move to implement the new VAT law from the start of the new fiscal year in the face of resistance from businesses, a section of revenue officials and inadequate preparation by the National Board of Revenue (NBR).

  • VAT law could spell trouble

    That the government needs to increase revenue is understandable, given that we are looking at wholesale promotions within the bureaucracy and a new revised wage board that has to be implemented for State officials. However, one has to take into account at what cost will revenue be increased. Going by what has been published in the press, everything from electricity to apparels will be more expensive – products and services will boast at least a 15 percent increase in selling price.

  • 15% uniform VAT from next fiscal: Muhith

    Despite opposition from businesses, Finance Minister AMA Muhith says a uniform 15 percent VAT will be applicable from next fiscal year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • V-Day

    Health conscious university kids immediately go on VLCC's VAT-reducing diet. Traffic jam turns into VATtic jam as playing with traffic is the only available bargaining chip.

  • HC stops VAT on English medium students for 6 months

    The High Court stays for six months a government decision that imposed 7.5 percent VAT on tuition fees of English medium students.

  • VAT protesters, Titumir BCL scuffle at Kakoli

    About 29 people are injured after anti-VAT demonstrators and Titumir College Chhatra League activists scuffle at Kakoli today.

  • VAT protest: Dhaka comes to a standstill (video)

    Students pursue mass protests in Dhaka and put road blockades along key points in the capital, severely disrupting traffic in strike against 7.5 percent VAT on private university tuition fees. They say protests will continue until the VAT is withdrawn.

  • Private universities call for reviewing VAT

    Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB) calls upon the government to reconsider its decision to impose VAT on the universities.

  • Trapped in demo, Dhaka stalls

    Traffic problems reaches acute levels in Dhaka after road blockades were set up at several key points by demonstrating public university students.

  • University students cripple Dhaka with anti-VAT demo

    Private university students hit the streets across Dhaka demanding withdrawal of the 7.5 percent VAT imposed on tuition fees - a day after police opened fire on East West University students demonstrating on the same demand.

  • Cops fire on anti-VAT student demo: 15 hurt

    East West University students clash with police during demonstration protesting VAT on tuition fees. Badda-Rampura road blockaded for half-an-hour.

  • VAT on Education

    Education should be equally accessible

    Education is both a human right in itself and an indispensable means of realising other human rights.

  • COMMENTS

    Education is not the right area to impose VAT.

  • VAT from private universities

    Some eminent citizens over a BBC programme have urged the government to lift VAT from private universities. The private universities, according to the relevant Act, are supposed to be run on a non-profit basis.

  • vat on private universities

    Why it Hurts

    The 7.5 percent VAT on the tuition fees of private universities was based on the hypothesis that rich and well-off parents send their wards to private universities.

  • Greece misses IMF payment deadline

    Greece misses deadline for a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), hours after eurozone ministers refused to extend its bailout.

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    VAT exemption for local industries

    The government proposes to withdraw value added tax (VAT) on a number of products and services to encourage local industries grow further.

  • Online-Trading

    4pc VAT for online trading: Muhith

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith today floats the proposal to impose VAT at the rate of 4 percent on the online trading sector.

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