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Time allowed 3hours

Total marks 100

[N.B. The figures in the margin indicate full marks. Questions must be answered in English. Examiner will
take account of the quality of language and of the way in which the answers are presented. Different
parts, if any, of the same question must be answered in one place in order of sequence.]

1. (a) Prepare a briefing note as regards tax evasion, tax avoidance and professional ethics to be
followed by a Chartered Accountant rendering taxation services.

(b) You are a Chartered Accountant and working in Y Ltd. (Company) as a tax manager. The
Company is engaged in the business of export of the goods manufactured by itself. The bank,
through which export proceeds of Y Ltd. is received, deducts tax at the specified rate from the
total export proceeds in accordance with the provisions of section 53BB of the Income Tax
Ordinance (ITO), 1984. The export proceeds net of income tax deducted at source under Sec.
53BB received by Y Ltd. during the income year 2013-14 came to Tk.100,000,000. Export
income of Y Ltd. falls under the scope of section 82C of the ITO, 1984. Generally, the
Company does not have additional income from export as referred to in section 82C (6) of the
ITO, 1984.
In the income year 2013-14, a warehouse owned by the Company since 1/7/2013 was leased
out to another company for a term of 3 years from 1/7/2013 at a monthly rent of Tk.100,000
with an advance rental payment of Tk.900,000 to be adjusted with monthly rental payments
over 3 years. Y Ltd. received rent for the income year 2013-2014, but no tax was deducted at
source from the rent paid by the lessee. Nor any VAT was paid on the rent. The repair cost of
Tk.15,000, municipal tax of Tk.10,000 and insurance premium of Tk.1,000 were paid for the
warehouse during the income year 2013-14.
The net profit before tax for the year as per the draft financial statements for the income year
came to Tk.3,304,000. The net profit as per income tax comes to the same amount, assuming no
penalty/liability (if any) for non-deduction of tax at source by the tenant and for non-payment
of VAT. There is a tax refundable of Tk.150,000 for the last assessment year 2013-14. The
income (including advance) from warehouse and its related expenses were deposited/paid out in
cash into/from an undisclosed bank account of Y Ltd. and have not been included in the draft
financial statements. The purchase money of Tk.50,000,000 (total accumulated undeclared
income of Y Ltd. over the last 2 assessment years) for the warehouse was also paid from the
same bank account.
The management of Y Ltd. is thinking of assessment of income of the Company for the income
year 2013-2014 under section 82C of the ITO, 1984, upon considering the tax collected at
source by the bank from the export proceeds as final discharge of tax liability. In a meeting
with the management team of Y Ltd. on tax issues, you have been asked to consider whether it
is possible to ignore income from house property so that no demand for additional income tax
arises. To discuss the issue further, a meeting would be held next week.
(i) Enumerate the steps that you should take to deal with the unethical request from the
management, if any.
(ii) Calculate the total income tax liability and further income tax amount payable after
adjustment of any amount(s) as per income tax law. Assume that the undeclared/
undisclosed income as abovewill now be declared/disclosed.
(iii) What will be the financial consequences for such non-deduction and non-payment as per
tax laws?


2. (a) Mr. XY was employed in a real estate company in Singapore up to 25 June 2014. In the income
year 2014-2015, he is expected to stay in Bangladesh for a period of, or for periods amounting
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in all to, minimum three hundred days. After returning to Bangladesh on 30 June 2014, Mr XY
communicated with ABC & Co. (Firm), Chartered Accountants. You are a tax partner of the
Firm and have been requested by Mr. XY to provide him with a report on implications of tax on
the estimated income and investment options. He furnished you with the following information:
(i) Estimated income (taxable) for the assessment year 2015-2016 would be as follows:
Particulars of Income


Income from Bangladesh

Income from Sweden
Income from Russia
Income from Singapore


(ii) Out of the countries mentioned above, Bangladesh signed Double Taxation Avoidance
Agreement (DTA) with Sweden and Singapore. Mr. XY would pay 25% tax in Sweden
as per DTA, whereas income tax rate for a foreigner in Sweden is 30%. He would pay 15%
tax for income generated in Singapore pursuant to the provisions of DTA. General tax rate
for a foreigner in Singapore is 35%. For the income generated in Russia, he would pay tax
at the rate of 30%.
The estimated income would be generated as interest on investments he made upon
compliance with the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947. However,
Mr. XY is considering whether he would bring his overseas investments into Bangladesh
and purchase publicly traded shares or would keep the amount invested abroad. A capital
market analyst of Bangladesh sent him a report analyzing that he would earn Tk. 2,000,000
as dividend income and Tk. 2,500,000 as gain from sale of shares in the income year 20142015, if the overseas investments is brought into Bangladesh and reinvested in the shares
listed on the stock exchanges in Bangladesh.
It was agreed that tax rate for the assessment year 2014-2015 will be applied for the
purpose of determining tax implications and necessary computations. Assume that income
from Bangladesh amounting to Tk. 5,000,000, as shown in the above table, will remain
same irrespective of his decision as to bringing his overseas investments into Bangladesh.
You dont need to consider foreign exchange gain or loss.
Send a report to Mr. XY addressing the following:
(i) Computation of relief from income tax by way of credit in respect of foreign tax and
net tax payable in Bangladesh.
(ii) Advise Mr. XY whether he should bring the foreign investments into Bangladesh for
making investments in the shares listed on the stock exchanges in Bangladesh.


(b) Mr. XY (Assessee) submitted income tax return for the assessment year 2014-2015. In the
return of income for the said assessment year, he disclosed inter alia purchase of a flat,
registered deed value of which was Tk. 8,000,000. In the course of making assessment, the
Deputy Commissioner of Taxes (DCT) identified that the Assessee took out a home loan of
Tk. 5,000,000 mortgaging the flat; and the market value of the flat was shown by the lender at
Tk. 10,000,000 in the sanction letter of loan. At the same time, an insurance company insured
the flat after assessing value thereof at Tk.8,000,000. The Assessee purchased the flat from the
first owner, not from the real estate company. The DCT asked the Assessee to clarify the
difference between registered deed value of the flat and the market value thereof as assessed by
the lender. If the Assessee offers no explanation or the explanation offered by him is not
satisfactory, the excess amount shall be deemed to be the income of the Assessee classifiable
under the head "Income from other sources". At the hearing, the DCT also referred to the
provisions of income tax laws whereby he might deem the difference between the fair market
value of an asset and price paid by the assessee for the said asset to be income of the assessee
classifiable under the aforementioned head.
Mr. XY has requested you, being a tax partner of ABC & Co., Chartered Accountants, to
provide him with professional support.
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Draft a letter for Mr. XY explaining the difference between registered deed value of flat and
market value thereof assessed by the lender so that Mr. XY can successfully defend his case
before DCT.

3. (a) ABC Ltd., a publicly traded company incorporated and operating in Bangladesh, is 70%
Bangladeshi owned and is a manufacturer of refrigerators, freezers and air-conditioners under
the brand name ABC which is registered as a trade mark in Bangladesh. The company is the
owner of the brand. The profit and loss account for the year ended 31 December 2014 is as
Add: Interest income


Less: Cost of sales


Less: Salaries, wages, and bonuses

Employees Provident fund
Rental of premises
Foreign exchange loss
Maintenance of plant and machinery
Bad and doubtful debts
Freight and insurance
Motor vehicles expenses
Net profit before taxation










Interest income is from a fixed deposit placed with a bank in Bangladesh. The interest
was received during the year and has been grossed up in the accounts. Interest income
includes Tk.28,000 (gross) earned but received by ABC Ltd. after 31 December, 2014.
Cost of sales is arrived at after crediting Tk.80,000 in respect of the cost of goods
manufactured by the company, which were withdrawn from stock for use of fixed assets
by the company. The normal selling price was Tk.120,000.
Salaries, wages, and bonuses include basic salary of Tk.64,000 paid to CFO in cash for
month of January 2014,pension of Tk.20,000 and contribution to the Gratuity
(unapproved) Fund.
The Employees Provident Fund contributionsby the employer and employee each are at
the rate of 10% for staff and 12% for executives.
Donation is in respect of contributions made to a fund-raising campaign organized by a
distributor of the ABC brand of goods.
Included is a sum of Tk.54,000 incurred on advertising the ABC brand of goods on the
internet via a host website located in Dhaka. The goods are of export quality standard. No
income tax and VAT were deducted from the payment, as the company was not sure
about the requirements of such deduction.
Rental of premises:
Included in the rental is a sum Tk.50,000 paid in respect of the early termination of the
lease of a building which the company vacated in September 2014. The lease was to have
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run for another 5 years. The building was no longer suitable as a showroom for the
companys goods due to the construction of a toll plaza.
(8) Travelling includes:
(i) Vacation airfare and hotel accommodation costing Tk.36,000 for important overseas
(ii) Reimbursement to the directors of the company of salaries of Tk.200,000 and
Employees Provident Fund contributions of Tk.25,000 in respect of drivers employed
by the directors.
(9) The foreign exchange loss is in respect of the purchase of component parts for
manufacture. The realized loss amounts to Tk.14,000 only.
(10) Maintenance of plant and machinery includes the installation cost of a machine
amounting to Tk.34,000.
(11) Bad and doubtful debts comprise:
Bad debts recovered
Specific provision brought forward
General provision brought forward
Bad debts written off
Specific provision carried forward
General provision carried forward
The specific provision carried forward includes a sum of Tk.26,000, being the balance of
a personal loan granted to a director who has now resigned from the Board.
(12) Depreciation allowances have been computed at Tk.1,644,000 for the assessment year
2015-16, but without taking into account the following acquisitions:
On 14 August 2014 the company purchased a machine at a cost of Tk.366,000. The sum
of Tk.34,000 mentioned in note (10) was incurred on preparing the site for installation of
this machine. The machine commenced to be used for the business two weeks after
Motor car:
A new car costing Tk.4,400,000 was purchased on 9 July 2014 for the general manager.
(13) Dividend has been paid at the rate of 30% (20% cash, 10% bonus) for the year ended 31
December 2013.
(14) The company has a capital loss Tk.1,000,000 carried forward from the assessment years
as follows:

Tk. 200,000
Tk. 300,000
Tk. 400,000

The loss carried forward from the assessment years includes:

(i) 2007-08: Tk.100,000 depreciation allowance.
(ii) 2010-11: Tk.50,000 loss under the head Capital gain.
All other losses carried forward relate to business income.
a) To Compute the total income for the Income year ended 31 December 2014 corresponding
to assessment year 2015-2016.
b) To compute total tax liability for the year.


While making the above computations any non-compliance of the relevant provisions of the
tax laws (Income Tax as well as VAT) by the Company are to be considered strictly in
accordance with the legal provisions for such non compliance. Use the current income tax
provisions, ignoring the proposals given in the Finance Bill, 2015. If considered necessary,
you may make assumptions in the light of the relevant tax provision.
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(b) The cost of a machine owned and used by ABC Ltd. for business purposes was Tk.40,000,000
and its written down value was Tk.5,368,709 as on 30 June 2014. The machinery has been
discardedon 10 June 2015. The scrap value is likely to be Tk.10,000 only. ABC Ltd.
management intends to disposeof the machine in August 2015.
Will ABC Ltd. get more tax relief all together for the machine in the assessment years 2015-16
and 2016-17 if the machine is disposed of in June 2015 instead of in August 2015? Advise.

4. (a) ABC Bangladesh Ltd., a company incorporated in Bangladesh, manufactures high class motor
vehicle engines for sale both in Bangladesh and abroad. Foreign sales are made through ABC
Hong Kong Pte Ltd., a company incorporated in Hong Kong and wholly owned by ABC
Bangladesh Ltd. In Hong Kong, corporate tax rate is 25% and in Bangladesh, it is 35%. ABC
Bangladesh Ltd. sells engines to ABC Hong Kong Pte Ltd. at USD 30,000 (FOB) per unit. In
Bangladesh, the same engine is sold at USD 40,000 per unit. ABC Hong Kong Pte Ltd. sells
these units at USD 60,000 per unit in their local market.
During the income year ended 31 March 2015 ABC Bangladesh Ltd. sold 10 such engines at
the above FOB price and 5 such engines at USD 31,000 C&F price per unit. The freight was
USD 1,000 per unit. 14 of the above 15 export sales took place during the last 9 months of the
The cost of sales and total overhead expenses (related to the above units sold) of ABC
Bangladesh Ltd. were USD 20,000 per unit in equivalentTaka. The overhead expenses (related
to the above units imported and sold) including the freight for the above FOB imports of ABC
Hong Kong Pte Ltd. were USD 10,000 per unit.
Neither of the above two companies had any other income and expense during the income year.
(i) Will any report from accountant be required to be furnished to the income tax authority? If
so, who can issue the report? Draft a report to be issued in this regard.
(ii) On the basis of the information given above, determine income from the above
international transactions havingregard to arms length price.
(iii) Which method have you followed in computing the arms length price as in (ii) above?
(iv) How much additional income tax will the government earn by following the above
You may use exchange rate of USD 1= Tk.78.


(b) ABC Hong Kong Pte Ltd. has a global agreement with M&S LLC of USA which incorporates a
clause stating that in the case of any purchase by M&S from any company within the group to
which ABC Hong Kong Pte Ltd. belongs, M&S will get a rebate of 5% on the purchase
pricefrom that company. Now ABC Bangladesh Ltd. intends to enter into an agreement with
M&S to sell its engine products to M&S.
Will any transaction between ABC Bangladesh Ltd. and M&S fall under transfer pricing?

5. (a) You are a VAT consultant licensed by National Board of Revenue and have been newly
appointed as a VAT outsourcing service provider of a manufacturing company, AB Ltd.
Immediately after your appointment, submission of VAT return for the month of May 2015 has
become due. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company provides you with the
following particulars for the period from 01 May 2015 to 31 May 2015:
Raw materials worth Tk. 500,000/= were purchased and Tk. 1,500,000/= worth of finished
goods were sold during the month of May 2015. Applicable VAT rate is 15% in the case of
procurement of raw materials and sale of finished goods. 15% VAT was paid on procurement
of spare parts worth Tk. 100,000/= in May 2015. In addition, the amount of VAT paid on
various expenditures incurred for the month of May 2015 are as follows:

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Audit Fee
Advertising Firm
Repair of Building
Import of Machineries

Tk. 10,000/=
Tk. 30,000/=
Tk. 15,000/=
Tk. 20,000/=
Tk. 25,000/=

You had a discussion with the CFO of AB Ltd. and came to know that the invoices raised by
the providers/suppliers of aforesaid services/goods are compliant with the provisions of VAT
laws. However, the advertising firm did not raise an invoice in Mushak-11 or invoice approved
by the competent VAT authority. All of the applicable VAT Registers, including Current
Account, are maintained by AB Ltd. Opening balance of the Current Account as of 01 May
2015 was Tk. 100,000/= and during the month of May 2015, Tk. 200,000 was deposited in the
government treasury.
Provide the CFO of AB Ltd. with computation of the following:
(i) Output VAT
(ii) Input VAT credit
(iii) Closing balance of the Current Account as of 31 May 2015


(b) In early June 2015 XY Ltd. offered to provide some engineering consultancy services to AB
Ltd. at Tk.850,000 which is the lowest bid price. Another bidder quoted Tk.1,000,000. XY Ltd.
has not attained VAT registration. AB Ltd. intends to hire the services of XY Ltd., being
PQ Ltd., a security service provider appointed by AB Ltd. w.e.f. 1 June 2015, is registered with
VAT authority. PQ Ltd. is unwilling to issue a valid VAT invoice (Mushak-11) and has asked
the Company to deduct VAT at source from the amount payable thereto. In this situation, AB
Ltd. is not sure whether deduction of VAT at source would be sufficient compliance with the
provisions of VAT laws.
Advise AB Ltd. with consequences, if any, for entering into the above transactions.

(c) AB Ltd. is now negotiating a deal with ST Ltd. for purchasing television sets. AB Ltd.
intends that ST Ltd. delivers the television sets to CD Ltd., a dealer of AB Ltd. But AB Ltd.
wants that ST Ltd. issues Mushak-11 challan in favour of ST Ltd. so that they would be
able to get input tax credit on the purchase.
Advise AB Ltd. on the above.

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