Sohel Parvez

August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021

Economy hit harder than thought

The economy grew 3.51 per cent in the fiscal year 2019-20, the slowest pace of expansion in three decades, as the pandemic wreaked havoc across the country, according to the final figure of state...

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

Exports slip 11pc in July

Exports declined in July as reduced working days for Eid-ul-Azha and coronavirus containment measures affected the production and shipment of most of the items, including clothing, the main foreign...

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

Home appliance assemblers turning into manufacturers

The value-added tax exemption for producing air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers locally has created interest among home appliance manufacturers in Bangladesh as firms are increasingly...

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Use automated chalan or e-transfer

From the current fiscal year, taxpayers will be required to pay taxes of up to Tk 5 lakh through automated chalans or electronic transfers.

July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021

Rice prices rise despite bumper yield

Despite a bumper yield of Boro paddy in the just concluded season, rice prices are going up, putting increasing pressure on low-income people, many of whom are suffering from income losses for the...

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

Have a TIN? Get ready to file tax return

Every year, the last week of November sees a mad rush of individual taxpayers at the tax offices and tax fairs. The reason is obvious: the final deadline to file annual income, expenditure and...

June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021

Unquestioned amnesty for black money likely to continue

The government is likely to keep the opportunity to whiten black money without asking any question on the source of fund in the next fiscal year owing to the lobby from various quarters, said...

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021

How to maximise tax benefits?

When Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal unveiled his plans for the next fiscal year, many had expectations that the minister would offer some relief to individual taxpayers and enable them to have...

June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021

Pran widening global footprint

For around two decades, Swapan Debnath has operated a convenience store called Narayan Varieties in the Keprampara area of Agartala, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Tripura.

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

Businesses get tax boost

By the time you pick up this newspaper, you might have already been aware of the major changes in personal and corporate tax rates proposed for the next fiscal year.