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This book will help you to find all

necessary sections, schedule, TDS chart,


SROs and insight of the Income Tax
Ordinance 1984. We have just prepared it
for discrimination of information for Tax
and VAT to its reader. Although we
attempt to provide accurate information
at the time of preparation, there is no
assurance that all the information would
be accurate.

Overview of Income Tax


Updated by Finance Act 2020

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About Hussain Farhad & Co. (HFC):

Hussain Farhad & Co. (HFC) started its operation in 1997 (21 years of age) as a sole proprietorship
firm. Since then HFC has been maintaining a fast growth excelling in the professional fields. Our firm
is growing rapidly having 150+ working members in total. Today with 6 Partners, 2 Directors,
2Consultants, 3 Qualified Managers, 30 managerial staff and 3 I.T. mangers working at the senior
level supported by 100+ trainee accountants and 15 other ancillary staff. The firm serves a wide
variety of clients providing services in the areas covering Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Secretarial
Matters, Compliance Issues, Business Advisory, Management Consultancy and Financial Planning,
Financial Performance Analysis, Forensic Audit, Fiduciary Review, Valuation Services Investment
Feasibility Analysis etc.

We are “A’’ categorized by Bangladesh Bank and one of top 15 firms in our country. We are the
fastest growing CA firm in our country.

Clients Portfolio of HFC Include:

We have various types of experiences in the field of financial and nonfinancial sectors in Bangladesh.
Very few names of our clients are given below:

 JSC "Atomstroyexport" (Russia) (Main  Bata Shoe  Philips Bangladesh


Contractor of Rooppur Nuclear Power
Plant Bangladesh)
 International Cricket Council (ICC)  Premier Cement  GE Healthcare
 Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)  Hotel Peninsula  Maxwell Stump
 Bangladesh Power Development Board  Meghna Petroleum  Bengal Group
(BPDB)
 British Council  Eastern Lubricant  Playdom (Walt
Disney)
 Local Government Division of  BSRM  EFS (Dubai)
Bangladesh
 Ministry of Agriculture of Bangladesh  S Alom Group  DFID
 Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.  Apex Spinning  Siegwerk (Germany)
 Trust Bank Ltd.  APEX Foods  Peackword (Hong
Kong)
 Rupali Bank Ltd.  Monno Group  Nokia E.A Limited
 Agrani Bank Ltd.  DIRD Group  Edcon (South Africa)
 Al Arafa Islami Bank Ltd.  United Hospital  DHL
 Action Aid Bangladesh  ITC  EPTISA (Spain)
 Royal Life Saving Society (Australia)  IDCOL  Mermaid
 BIFC  IL Capital  Islami Bank Capital

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M Farhad Hussain FCA
Past President of ICAB

We have prepared this Overview of Income Tax mostly for the guidance of our clients, students and tax
practitioners. No one should take steps on such information without appropriate professional advice.
This hand book incorporates many of the important provisions of the Income Tax Ordinance 1984 as
amended up to the Finance Act 2020. This hand book contains selected aspects of Bangladesh Tax and
VAT provisions.

Managing Partner
Hussain Farhad & Co.
Chartered Accountants

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Table of Contents

Sl. Page
Headings
No Number
1 The Income Tax Ordinance, 1984 - Chapters and Sections 4
2 Different Tax Rates 5
3 Tax Exempted Ceiling of Income for Person 5
4 Small and Cottage Industries 6
5 Tax Rates for Companies 6
6 Inter-Corporate Tax Rate (Tax Rate on Dividend) for Assessment Years 2017-18 7
7 Reduced Rates of Corporate Tax for Special Cases 7
8 Reduced Tax Rates Applicable to Local Authority 7
9 Capital Gain Tax Rate (Paragraph 2 of the Second Schedule) 8
10 Tax on Dividend/Remittance of Profit of Companies 8
11 Charge of Surcharge (Sec-16A) 9
12 Charge of Tax on the Difference of Investment, Import and Export (Section 16H) 9
13 Tax Rate on Winning Referred to in Section 19(13) 9
14 Special Tax Treatment in respect of Investment in Securities (Tax 19AAAA) 9
15 Special Tax Treatment in respect of Undisclosed Property, Cash, etc. (Tax 19AAAAA) 9
16 Person Liable to Submit Income Tax Return 11
17 Time to Submit Income Tax Return (Tax Day) 12
18 Assessment Procedures 12
19 Income Subject to Deduction at Source (TDS) 13
20 Advance Tax for Motor Vehicles (Sec 68B) 23
21 The Time Limit for Payment of Tax Deducted at Source (Rule 13) 23
22 Submission of Withholding Tax Return (75A) 24
23 Consequences of Non-Submission of Return and Return of Withholding Tax 24
24 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Life Style 24
25 Minimum Tax (82 C) 24
26 Advance Payment of Tax 27
27 Fiscal Incentives 27
28 Income from Salary Related Rules 30
29 Unexplained Investments - special tax treatment (Section 19BBBBB) 32
30 Tax Credit on Investment 33
31 6th Schedule (Part B) Investment Allowance 33
32 Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) [SRO 229-AIN/IT/2011 dated 04-07-2011] 35
33 Deductions not Admissible in Certain Circumstances (u/s 30) 36
34 Capital Expenses Vs Revenue Expenses as per Income Tax Provision 37
35 Capital Gain 38
36 Set off of Losses (Sec 37) 38
37 Transfer Pricing 39
38 Return Related Issues 39
39 Form of Return 40
40 Summary of Penalty 40
41 Appeal against the Order of DCT 42
42 Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (Sec-144, 145) 42
43 Value Added Tax (VAT) Related 43
44 Exemption of Input VAT at Manufacturing Stage 45

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1. The Income Tax Ordinance, 1984 - Chapters and Sections:

Chapter Title Sections


1 Preliminary 1-2
2 Administration 3-10
3 Taxes Appellate Tribunal 11-15
4 Charge of Income Tax 16-19E
5 Computation of Income 20-43
6 Exemption and Allowances 44-47
7 Payment of Tax before Assessment 48-74
8 Return and Statement 75-80
9 Assessment 81-94A
10 Liability in Special Cases 95-103A
11 Special Provisions relating to avoidance of tax 104-107
11A Transfer Pricing (New Addition by FA 2012) 107A-107J
12 Requirement of furnishing certain information 108-110
13 Registration of firms 111 (omitted)
14 Powers of Income Tax Authorities 112-122
15 Imposition of Penalty 123-133A
16 Recovery of Tax 134-143
17 Double Taxation Relief 144-145
18 Refunds 146-152
18A Settlement of Cases 152A-152E (omitted)
18B Alternate Dispute Resolution 152F-152S
19 Appeal and Reference 153-162
20 Protection of Information 163
21 Offences and Prosecution 164-171
22 Miscellaneous 172-184,184A-184G
23 Rules and Repeal 185-187

The Income Tax Ordinance, 1984 - Schedules


Sl.
Schedule Title
No.
1 First Schedule:
Part-A Approved superannuation fund or pension fund

Part – B Recognized provident funds

Part – C Approved gratuity fund

2 Second Schedule: Rates of income tax in certain special cases


3 Third Schedule: Computation of depreciation allowance and amortization
4 Fourth Schedule: Computation of the profits and gains of insurance business
5 Fifth Schedule:
Part-A Computation of profits and gains from exploration and production
of petroleum and the determination of tax thereon.
Part- B Computation of profits and gains from exploration and extraction of
mineral deposits in Bangladesh (except oil and oil gas).
6 Sixth Schedule:
Part-A Exclusions from total income

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Part – B Exemptions and allowances for assessees being resident and non-
resident Bangladeshi
7 Seventh Schedule Computation of relief from income tax by way of credit in respect of
foreign tax
Eighth Schedule
8
(omitted) Deductions/ collections of tax at source

2. Different Tax Rates:


Tax Rates for an Individual, a Firm, an Association of Person (AOP), a Hindu Undivided Family
(HUF), and every Artificial Juridical Person are as follows:

3. Tax Exempted Ceiling of Income for Person:


Any individual other than under mentioned category: 300,000
Female & Senior citizens at age 65 or above: 350,000
Handicapped / Disabled persons: 450,000
For Gazetted war wounded freedom fighters: 475,000

However, tax exempted ceiling of income for the parents and legal guardian of person with
disability will be taka 50,000 higher than the above mentioned amount. Only one can avail such
benefit.

Income Rate of Income Tax


First 300,000 @ 0%
Next 100,000 @ 5%
Next 300,000 @ 10%
Next 400,000 @ 15%
Next 500,000 @ 20%
Rest of amount @ 25%

The minimum amount of income tax for any individual will be Tk. 5,000 under city corporation
areas of Dhaka & Chittagong; Tk. 4,000 under others city corporation areas & Tk. 3,000 for other
areas.

Non-resident Individual @ 30%


(Other than non-resident Bangladeshi)

Manufacturer of cigarette, bidi, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco


or any other tobacco products @ 45%
(Individual other than company)

Income from Cooperative society @ 15%


(Cooperative society registered under Cooperative Society Act, 2001)

Dividend income
A company paying dividend shall withhold tax at 10% (subject to furnish 12 digit Tax Payer‟s
Identification Number) or 15% on dividend payable to an individual resident other than a company
exceeding Tk 25,000.

(However in cases where dividend is payable to a shareholder resident in a country with which Bangladesh has
signed a tax treaty, the rate mentioned in the tax treaty will apply.)

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4. Small and Cottage Industries:
If the assessee is an owner of any small and cottage industry or engaged in such kind of activities in
a NBR specified less developed / least developed area, he/she will be eligible to have a tax rebate on
such income at following rates:

i) If production / turnover increases by more than 15% but not more than 25% comparing to
previous year, 5% rebate on tax applicable on such income will be allowed;

ii) If production / turnover increase by more than 25% comparing to previous year, such rate of
rebate will be 10%.
(In order to avail the above opportunities, the industries should be located in the “Less Developed Areas” and
“Least Developed Areas” as specified by NBR in accordance of I.T.O. 1984.)

5. Tax Rates for Companies:


Applicable tax rates for companies for the Assessment year 2020-2021 are as follows:

Publicly Traded Companies: @ 25%

(However, Non listed company is eligible to claim 10% rebate on such payable of tax if they list at least 20% of
their paid up capital through IPO)

Non-Publicly Traded Companies: @ 32.5%.

(Non listed company will receive rebate of 10% in the year of listing if they list at least 20% of their paid up
capital through initial public offering)

Bank, Insurance and Financial Institutions: @ 37.5%.

(Publicly traded or approved by the government in the year 2013 other than Merchant Bank)

Non publicly traded Bank, Insurance and Financial Institutions: @ 40%.

(Other than Merchant Bank)

Merchant Banking: @ 37.5%

Cigarette Manufacturing Companies: @ 45%.

Manufacturer of cigarette, bidi, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco


or any other tobacco products : @ 45%.

Mobile Phone Operator Companies: @ 45%.

Publicly Traded Mobile Phone Operator Companies: @ 40%.

(Provided that if the mobile phone operator company turned into a publicly traded company by offering at least
10% (it must not include Pre Initial Public Offering Placement at a rate higher than 5%) of its paid up capital
through stock exchanges, it would get 10% rebate on total tax in the year of transfer.)

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6. Inter-Corporate Tax Rate (Tax Rate on Dividend) for Assessment Years 2020-2021:
Company

(i) If a company registered under Company Act 1994 paying dividend to a company or any profit
remitted outside Bangladesh by a company not incorporated in Bangladesh under Company Act
1994/Branch office, the rate on such dividend or profit will be 20%.

(ii) If a company paying dividend shall withhold tax at the rate

(iii) 10% to 15% in relation to a non-resident company resident of a country with whom there is
Double Taxation Agreement with Bangladesh.

7. Reduced Rates of Corporate Tax for Special Cases:

Particulars Rates
Textile industries (time extended up to 30 June 2019) 15%
Jute industries (time extended up to 30 June 2020) 10%
Research Institutes recognized under the Trust Act, 1882 & Societies
15%
registration Act, 1860
12% or 10% (if factory
Knit wear & Woven Garments Internationally obtain
Green Building Certificate)
Private Universities, Private medical college, Private dental college,
Private engineering college or Private college engaged in imparting 15%
education on information technology
For 1st 10 Lac =Rate 0%
Fisheries, hatchery For next 10 Lac =Rate 5%
For rest of =Rate 10%
For 1st 20 Lac =Rate 0%
Poultry For next 10 Lac =Rate 5%
For rest of =Rate 10%
For 1st 10 Lac =Rate 3%
Pelleted poultry feed, seed production, marketing of locally
For next 20 Lac =Rate 10%
produced seeds, cattle farming, dairy farming, horticulture, frog
For rest of =Rate 15%
farming, sericulture, mushroom farming, floriculture.

8. Reduced Tax Rates Applicable to Local Authority:


25% reduced tax rate will be applicable for following local authorities:
1. WASA (Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna and Rajshahi)
2. Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority
3. RAJUK
4. RDA
5. KDA
6. CDA
7. National Housing Authority
8. Chittagong Port Authority
9. Mongla Port Authority
10. Pyra Port Authority
11. Bangladesh Inland Port Authority
12. Bangladesh Television
13. Bangladesh Betar

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14. BIWTA
16. BTRC
18. BPDP
19. BREB
20. BWAPDA
21. BEPZA
22. Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Authority
23. Borendra Multipurpose Development Authority (Rajshahi)
24. Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority
25. IDRA
26. Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority
27. BEZA

9. Capital Gain Tax Rate (Paragraph 2 of the Second Schedule):


(a) Capital gain on capital assets other than shares referred to in clause (b) below:

(1) Companies: @ 15%.

(2) Other Assessees:


(i) Disposal within 5 years: at regular rates applicable to assessee‟s total income including
capital gains.
(ii) Disposal after 5 years: at regular rates applicable to total income (including capital gains)
or at 15% on capital gain and regular rate on other income, whichever is lower.

(b) Capital gains on sale of shares of publicly listed companies for company & other than
company:

(i) The transfer of a capital asset being Government securities: No capital gain tax
(Ref. section 32(7))

(ii) For companies and firms: 10%

(iii) Capital gain tax of non-resident shareholders: 10%

(But Any profits and gains of a non-resident assessee arising from the transfer of stocks or shares of a
public company listed in any stock exchange of Bangladesh shall be exempt from income tax in
Bangladesh when gain received by Non-resident on Sale of Shares of Public Companies if the assessee is
entitled to similar exemption in the country in which he is a resident)

10. Tax on Dividend / Remittance of Profit of Companies:

A company paying dividend shall withhold tax at the rate of 20% on dividend payable to a
company. A branch company shall withhold tax at the rate of 20% while remitting profit to Head
Office.

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11. Charge of Surcharge (Sec-16A):
Surcharge is payable by an individual assessee on total tax payable if the total net worth exceeds Tk
30 million and minimum surcharge will not be less than Tk 3,000 as stated below:

Total net worth Rate

S.L. Particulars Rate Minimum


1 Over Tk 30 million to Tk 50 million
Or having more than one motor vehicle or
10% Tk 3,000
having house properties more than 8000
sqf in city corporation area.
2 Over Tk 50 million to Tk 100 million 15% Tk 3,000
3 Over Tk 100 million to Tk 150 million 20% Tk 5,000
4 Over Tk 150 million to Tk 200 million 25% Tk 5,000
5 Over Tk 200 million 30% Tk 5,000

Also provided that, surcharge is payable by a manufacturer @ 2.5% on his income from the business
of cigarette, bidi, jarda, gul or any other tobacco products.

12. Charge of tax on the Difference of Investment, Import and Export (Sec-16H) (New Section):

Tax shall be payable at the rate of fifty percent (50%) on the proven amount of over- or under-
invoicing for import and export, or on the proven amount of false declaration of investment.

13. Tax Rate on Winning Referred to in Section 19(13):


As per Paragraph 3 of the Second Schedule the tax rate on winnings is the rate applicable to total
assessee‟s income (including “Winnings”) or 20%, whichever is lower.

14. Special Tax Treatment in Respect of Investment in Securities (Tax 19AAAA) New Section:

No question as to the source of any sum invested in securities by an individual assesse during the
period between the 1st of July, 2020 and the 30th of June, 2021 (both days inclusive) shall be raised by
any authority if the assessee pays tax at the rate of ten percent (10%) on such investment within thirty
days from the date of such investment.

15. Special Tax Treatment in respect of undisclosed property, cash, etc. (Tax 19AAAAA) New
Section:

No question as to the source of any undisclosed movable property and immovable property shall be
raised by any authority if an individual assessee pays, before the submission of return or revised
return of income during the period between the 1st of July, 2020 and the 30th of June, 2021 (both
days inclusive), tax at the rate specified in the following tables:

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Land Properties

Rate of Tax per


S.L. Description of the Property
Square meter (sqm)

Land situated in the area of Gulshan Model Town, Banani, Baridhara,


1 TK. 20,000 /sqm
Motijheel Commercial Area and Dilkusha Commercial Area of Dhaka

Land situated in the area of Dhanmandi Residential Area, Defense


Officers Housing Society (DOHS), Mahakhali, Lalmatia Housing Society,
Uttara Model Town, Bashundhara Residential Area, Dhaka Cantonment,
2 TK. 15,500 / sqm
Sidheshwary, Kawran Bazar, Bijaynagar, Wari, Segunbagicha, Nikunja of
Dhaka, and Panchlaish, Khulshi, Agrabad and Nasirabad Area of
Chittagong

Land situated in the area of any City Corporation other than areas
3 TK. 5,000 / sqm
mentioned in serial nos. 1 and 2

4 Land situated in the area of a Paurasabha or any district headquarters TK. 1,500 / sqm

Land situated in the area other than the areas mentioned in serial nos.1, 2,
5 TK. 500 / sqm
3 and 4

Building Properties

Rate of Tax per


S.L. Description of the Property
square meter (sqm)
Building or apartment, the plinth area of which does not exceed 200 sqm,
1 situated in the area of Gulshan Model Town, Banani, Baridhara, Motijheel TK. 4,000 / sqm
Commercial Area and Dilkusha Commercial Area of Dhaka

Building or apartment, the plinth area of which exceeds 200 sqm,


2 situated in the area of Gulshan Model Town, Banani, Baridhara, Motijheel TK. 6,000 / sqm
Commercial Area and Dilkusha Commercial Area of Dhaka

Building or apartment, the plinth area of which does not exceed 200 sqm,
situated in the area of Dhanmandi Residential Area, Defence Officers
Housing Society (DOHS), Mahakhali, Lalmatia Housing Society, Uttara
3 Model Town, Bashundhara Residential Area, Dhaka Cantonment, TK. 3,000 / sqm
Sidheshwary, Kawran Bazar, Banasree, Bijaynagar, Wari, Segunbagicha,
Nikunja of Dhaka, and Panchlaish, Khulshi, Agrabad and Nasirabad Area
of Chittagong

Building or apartment, the plinth area of which exceeds two 200 sqm,
situated in the area of Dhanmandi Residential Area, Defence Officers
Housing Society (DOHS), Mahakhali, Lalmatia Housing Society, Uttara
4 Model Town, Bashundhara Residential Area, Dhaka Cantonment, TK. 3,500 / sqm
Sidheshwary, Kawran Bazar, Banasree, Bijaynagar, Wari, Segunbagicha,
Nikunja of Dhaka, and Panchlaish, Khulshi, Agrabad and Nasirabad Area
of Chittagong

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Building or apartment, the plinth area of which does not exceed 120 sqm,
5 situated in the area of any City Corporation other than areas mentioned TK. 700 / sqm
in serial nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Building or apartment, the plinth area of which exceeds 120 sqm but does
6 not exceed 200 sqm, situated in the area of any City Corporation other TK. 850 / sqm
than areas mentioned in serial nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Building or apartment, the plinth area of which exceeds 200 sqm, situated
7 in the area of any City Corporation other than areas mentioned in serial TK. 1,300 / sqm
nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4
Building or apartment, the plinth area of which does not exceed 120 sqm,
8 TK. 300 / sqm
situated in the area of a Paurasabha of any district headquarters

Building or apartment, the plinth area of which exceeds 120 sqm butdoes
9 not exceed 200 sqm, situated in the area of a Paurasabha of any district TK. 450 / sqm
headquarters

Building or apartment, the plinth area of which exceeds 200 sqm ,


10 TK. 600 / sqm
situated in the area of a Paurasabha of any district headquarters

Building or apartment, the plinth area of which does not exceed 120 sqm,
11 situated in the area other than the areas mentioned in serial nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, TK. 200 / sqm
5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

Building or apartment, the plinth area of which exceeds 120 sqm but does
12 not exceed 200 sqm, situated in the area other than the areas mentioned in TK. 300 / sqm
serial nos.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

Building or apartment, the plinth area of which exceeds 200 sqm, situated
13 in the area other than the areas mentioned in serial nos.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, TK. 500 / sqm
9 and 10

Cash & Other

S.L. Description of the Property Rate of tax

Cash, bank deposits, financial schemes and instruments, all kinds of 10 % of the total
1
deposits or saving deposits, savings instruments or certificates amount

16. Person Liable to Submit Income Tax Return:


a. If total income of any individual exceeds the maximum amount that is not chargeable to tax
under this Ordinance;

b. If the person was assessed for tax during any of the 3 years immediately preceding that income
year;

c. If the person is a company/ a NGO/ a co-operative society/ a firm/ an association of persons/ a


shareholder director or a shareholder employee of a company/ a partner of a firm/ an employee
who draws basic salary of taka 16,000 or more/ an employee holding an executive or management

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position in a business or profession, a micro credit organization, a non-resident having permanent
establishment in Bangladesh;

d. If the person, not being an institution established solely for charitable purpose or a fund, has an
income during the income year which is subject to tax exemption or lower tax rate under section 44;

e. If the person, at any time during the income the year fulfills any of the following conditions,
namely: owns a motor car/owns membership of a club registered under any law governing VAT /
runs any business or profession having trade license/ any professional registered as a Doctor,
Dentist, Lawyer, Income Tax Practitioner, Chartered Accountant, Cost & Management Accountant,
Engineer, Architect or Surveyor or any other similar profession/ member of a Chamber of
Commerce and Industries or a Trade Association or body/ runs for an office of any Paurashava, City
Corporation/ a Member of Parliament/ participates in a tender/serves in the board of director of a
company or group of company/participates in a shared economic activities by providing motor
vehicle, space, accommodation or any other assets/owns any licensed arms or person having twelve-
digit taxpayer’s identification number under section 184A;

Return of income shall not be mandatory for:

i) A MPO based educational institution


ii) University
iii) Fund
iv) Any class of persons which the board, by order in official gazette, exempts from filling the
return.

17. Time to Submit Income Tax Return (Tax Day):


For company

15th day of the 7th month following the end of the income year, or

15th day of September following the end of the income year where the said 15th day of the 7 th month
falls before the 15th day of September.

For other than company

30th day of November following the end of the income year;

The next working day following the tax day if the day mentioned above is a public holiday.

18. Assessment Procedures:

For a return submitted under normal scheme, assessment is made after giving an opportunity
of hearing.

For returns submitted under universal self-assessment scheme, the acknowledgement slip is
determined to be an assessment order. universal self-assessment is of course subject to
audit.

Provided that a return of income filed under universal self-assessment scheme, shall not be
selected for audit where such return shows at least twenty per cent higher income than the
income assessed or shown in the return of the immediately preceding assessment year and such
return-

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(a) Is accompanied by corroborative evidence in support of income exempted from tax;

(b) Does not show receipt of gift during the year;

(c) Does not show any income chargeable to tax at a rate reduced under section 44;

Or (d) does not show or result any refund.

19. Income Subject to Deduction at Source (TDS):

Sl.
Heads Reference Particulars & Rates
No.
01 Salary [S-50] Average rate
Discount on the real value
02 [S-50A] Maximum rate
of Bangladesh Bank bills
5% Upfront on interest but for islamic principles, 5% on
03 Interest on Securities [S-51]
profit or discount at the time of payment or credit.
Rule 16
a) subject to (b), in case of a payment made under
sub-section (1) of section 52, the deduction on payment
shall be at the rate specified in the table-1 below :
Sl.
Base Amount TDS Rate
No.
1 up to 15 lakh 2%
2 more than 15 lakh up to 50 lakh 3%
3 more than 50 lakh up to 1 crore 4%
4 more than 1 crore 5%
(a) Execution of contract, (b) the rate of deduction from the following classes of
other than a contract for persons shall be:
providing or rendering a Sl. TDS
Base Amount
service mentioned in any No. Rate
other section of Chapter In case of oil supplied by oil marketing
[Section 52
VII. companies-
& Rule16]
(b) Supply of goods; (a)Where the payment does not exceed
1 Nil
(c)Manufacture, process or taka 2 lakh
conversion; (b) Where the payment exceeds taka 2
0.60%
(d) Printing, packaging or lakh
binding In case of oil supplied by dealer or agent
2 (excluding petrol pump station) of oil 1%
marketing companies, on any amount

In case of supply of oil by any company


3 3%
engaged in oil refinery, on any amount

In case of company engaged in gas


4 3%
transmission, on any amount

In case of company engaged in gas


5 3%
distribution, on any amount

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Sl.
Heads Reference Particulars & Rates
No.
In case of industrial undertaking engaged
6 in producing cement, iron or iron product 3%
except MS Billets
In case of industrial undertaking engaged
7 0.5%
in the production of MS Billets

1. Tax rate shall 50% higher if the payee does not have a
12 digit TIN at the time of making the payment.
2. Tax shall be deducted as per Section 52(1)(c & d)
regarding the imported goods and any goods.
Sl. TDS
Deduction from payment Base Amount
No. Rate
05 of royalties, franchise fee [S-52A]. 1 Upto 25 lakh 10%
etc.
2 More than 25 lakh 12%
Rate of Deduction
Where base
Description of service and Where base
amount
payment amount
does not
exceeds Tk.
exceed Tk.
25 lakh
25 lakh
Advisory or consultancy
10% 12%
service
Professional service, technical
services fee, or technical 10% 12%
assistance fee
(i) Catering service;
(ii) Cleaning service;
(iii) Collection and recovery
Deduction from the service;
06 payment of certain [S-52AA] (iv) Private security service;
services. (v) Manpower supply
service;
(vi) Creative media service;
(vii) Public relations service;
(viii) Event management
service;
(ix) Training, workshop, etc.
organization and
management service;
(x) Courier service;
(xi)Packing & shifting
service;
(xii) any other service of
similar nature-
(a) on commission 10% 12%

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Sl.
Heads Reference Particulars & Rates
No.
(b) on gross amount 1.5% 2%
Media buying agency service
(a) on commission 10% 12%
(b) on gross amount 0.50% 0.65%
Indenting commission 6% 8%
Meeting fees, training fees or
10% 12%
honorarium
Mobile network operator,
technical support service
provider or service delivery 10% 12%
agents engaged in mobile
banking operations
Credit rating service 10% 12%
Motor garage or workshop 6% 8%
Private container port or
6% 8%
dockyard service
Shipping agency commission 6% 8%
Stevedoring/berth operation
10% 12%
commission
Transport service, carrying
service, Vehicle rental service. 3% 4%
(Any other service under any
sharing economy platform
including ride sharing
service, co-working space
providing service and
accommodation providing
service)
2% 3%
Wheeling charge for electricity
transmission
Any other service which is
not mentioned in Chapter VII
of this Ordinance and is not a
10% 12%
service provided by any
bank, insurance or financial
institutions
Tax rate shall 50% higher if the payee does not have a 12
digit TIN at the time of making the payment.

07 C&F agency commission [S-52AAA] 10%


Collection of tax from
08 [S-52B] 10%
cigarette manufacturers

Compensation against City Corporation, Paurashova or Cantonment Board 6%


9 [S-52C]
acquisition of property
Other areas 3%
Interest on saving 10%
10 [S-52D]
instruments Up to Taka 5 lakh of pensioner saving certificate

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Payment to beneficiary of
11 workers participations [S-52DD] 5%
fund
One section brick field Tk 45,000
One and half section brick field Tk 70,000
12 Brick manufacturers [S-52F]
Two section brick field Tk 90,000
Automatic brick field Tk 150,000
Commission of letter of
13 [S-52I] 5%
credit
0.3% and in addition for incentive bonus, performance
Collection of tax from bonus or any other benefits, deduction equal to (A/B)*C.
14 [S-52JJ ]
travel agent Where A= Incentive Bonus, B= amount as per 52JJ(1),
C=0.3%
( North & South) Dhaka City Corporation &
Tk 3000
Renewal of trade license Chittagong City Corporation
15 by city corporation or [S-52K] Any other city corporation Tk 2000
paurashova any paurashova at district headquarters Tk 1000
and any paurashova Tk 500
Freight forward agency
16 [S-52M] 15%
commission
17 Rental power company [S-52N] 6%
Foreign technician serving
18 in diamond cutting [S-52O] 5%
industries
For services from
convention hall,
19 conference center etc. [S-52P] 5%

Any person, responsible


for paying or crediting to
the account of a person any
sum remitted from abroad
by way of a fee, service
20 [S-52Q] 10%
charges, commission or
remuneration, called by
whatever name, or by way
of revenue sharing of any
name and nature
Deduction of tax from 1) 1.5% of total revenue received by IGW operator. 2) 7.5%
international gateway of revenue paid or credited to ICX, ANS, BTRC and others.
21 [S-52R]
service in respect of phone (2A) 7.5% on the whole amount so paid or credited at the
call. time of payment or credit.
Deduction of tax from
23 excess of premium paid on [S-52T] 5%
life insurance policy
Deduction of payment on
24 account of local letter of [S-52U] 2%
credit

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Deduction from payment
25 by cellular mobile phone [S-52V] 10%
operator
[S-53 & R-
26 Importer 5% as per rule 17A
17A]

27 House property [S-53A] 5% of the gross rent


5% of total freight received or receivable in or out of
Shipping business of a
28 [S-53AA] Bangladesh. 3% of total freight received or receivable from
resident
service rendered between two or more foreign countries
[S-53B & R-
29 Export of manpower 10% along with rule 17C
17C]
Export of Knit-wear and
woven garments, terry
30 towel, Jute goods, frozen [S-53BB] 0.50% of the total export proceeds
food, vegetables, leather
goods, packed food
0.05% on the value of shares and mutual funds
31 Member of stock exchange [S-53BBB] transacted and 10% on the commission received or
receivable
Export of any goods except
Knit-wear and woven
garments, terry towel, Jute
32 S-53BBBB 0.50%
goods, frozen food,
vegetables, leather goods,
packed food
Goods or property sold by S-53C and 5% of Sale price but 1% of sale price for tea auction
33
public auction R 17D provider.
15% on the amount of service charge accrued from the
Courier business of a non
34 S-53CCC shipment of goods, documents, parcels or any other things
resident
outside Bangladesh.
Deduction from payment a) 10% on the payment in case of purchase of film, drama
35 to actors, actresses S-53D any kind of TV or Radio program b) 10% on the payment
producers etc. to actor/actress ( if payment exceeds tk 10,000)
Deduction of tax at source
36 S-53DDD 10%
from export cash subsidy
S-53E(1) 10%
S-53E(2) 1.5%
5% of (AxB) *Where, A=the selling price of the company to
the distributor or the other person and B= 5%.
37 Commission, discount, or
fees Cigarette manufacturer company shall collect tax at the
S-53E(3) time of sale of its goods to such distributor or to such other
person @ 3% of the difference between the sale price to the
distributor or the other person and the retail price fixed by
company.
Commission or
38 remuneration paid to agent S-53EE 10%
of foreign buyer

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1. a) if ETIN available then 10% b) if ETIN does not
available then 15 %( But up to taka 1 lakh at any time in the
Interest on saving deposits
39 S-53F year, applicable rates will be 10%) c) 10% for educational
and fixed deposit
institution under MPO 2) in case of fund, 5% on interest or
share of profit.
(A) Building or residential purposes
i) Gulshan Model Town,
Banani, Baridhara, Motijeel
Commercial Area and Tk 1,600 per sqm.
Dilkusha Commercial Area of
Dhaka
ii) Dhanmondi Residential
Area, Defense Officers
Housing Society (DOHS),
Mahakhali, Lalmatia Housing
Society, Uttara Model Town,
Bashundhara Residential
Area, Dhaka Cantonment TK 1,500 per Sqm
Area, Karwan Bazar
Commercial Area of Dhaka
and Panchlaish Residential
Area, Khulshi Residential
Area, Agrabad and Nasirabad
of Chittagong
A) Dhaka south city
Collection of tax from
corporation, North city
persons engaged in real
40 S-53FF iii) in areas other than the corporation and Chtg. City
estate or land development
areas mentioned in sub clause corporation tk. 1,000 Sqm
business
(i) & (ii)of a) B) Other city corporation
tk. 700 Sqm C) Any other
area tk. 300 Sqm
B) Commercial building
In case of a (i) Tk 6,500 per sqm.
In case a (ii) Tk 5,000 per sqm.
A) Dhaka south city
corporation, North city
corporation and Chtg. City
In case a (iii) corporation tk. 3,500 B)
Other city corporation tk.
2,500 C) Any other area tk.
1,200
C. In case of Land
i) Dhaka, Gazipur,
Narayangonj, Monshigonj,
5% of deed Value.
Manikgonj, Narshindi and
chittagong Districts.
ii) Any other district 3% on deed value.
41 Insurance commission S-53G 5%

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Fees of surveyors of
42 S-53GG 10%
general insurance company
a) Rate of tax for land & building located in the following
commercial areas
1) Gulshan, Banani, Motijheel,
Dilkhusha, North South 4% of the deed value or tk.
Road, Motijheel Expansion 1,080,000 whichever is
areas and Mohakhali of higher
Dhaka.
4% of the deed value or
2) Karwan Bazar of Dhaka. taka 600,000- whichever is
higher
4% of the deed value or
3) Agrabad and CDA Avenue
taka 360,000- whichever is
of Chittagong
higher
4) Narayanganj, Banga
4% of the deed value or
Bandhu Avenue, Badda,
taka 360,000- whichever is
Sayedabad, Postogola and
higher
Gandaria of Dhaka.
5) Uttara Sonargaon Janapath,
4% of the deed value or
Shahbag, Panthapath,
taka 600,000/- whichever
Banglamotor, Kakrail of
is higher
Dhaka.
4% of the deed value or
6) Nababpur and Fulbaria of
taka 300,000/- whichever
Dhaka.
S-53H & R is higher
43 Transfer of property Provided that where any structure, building, flat,
17II
apartment or floor space is situated on the land , an
additional tax shall be paid at the rate of tk. 600 per Sqm. or
4% of the deed value of such structure, building, flat,
apartment or floor space whichever is higher.
b) Rate of tax for land or land and building located in the
following areas
1) Uttara sector 1 to 9,
Khilgaon rehabilitation area
(beside 100 feet road),
Azimpur, Razarbag
rehabilitation area (beside
4% of the deed value or tk.
Bishawa road), Baridhara
90,000 whichever is higher.
DOHS, Basundhara (block A-
G), Niketon of Dhaka,
Agrabad, Halisohar
Panchlish, Nasirabad,
Mahedibag of Chittagong.
4% of the deed value or
2) Gulshan, Banani and
taka 300,000/- whichever
Baridhara of Dhaka.
is higher.
4% of the deed value or
3) Dhanmondi of Dhaka. taka 240,000/- whichever
is higher.

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4) Kakrail, Segunbagicha,
Bijoynagar, Eskaton, Green
Road, Elephant Road,
Fakirapool, Arambagh,
Maghbazar (within one
hundred feet of main road), 4% of the deed value or
Tejgaon Industrial Area, Sher- taka 180,000/- whichever
e-Banglanagar is higher.
Administrative Area,
Agargaon Administrative
Area, Lalmatia, Mohakhali
DOHS, Cantonment of Dhaka
and Khulshi of Chittagong.
5) Kakrail, Segunbagicha,
Bijoynagar, Eskaton, Green 4% of the deed value or
Road, Elephant Road area taka 120,000/- whichever
(outside one hundred feet of is higher
main road) of Dhaka.
6) Green Road (from Road 3 4% of the deed value or
to 8 of Dhanmondi taka 240,000/- whichever
Residential Area of Dhaka. is higher.
7) Uttara (Sector 10 to 14),
Nikunj (south), Nikunj
(North), Badda Rehabilitation
4% of the deed value or
Area, Ganderia Rehabilitation
taka 60,000/- whichever is
Area, Syampur Rehabilitation
higher
Area, IG Bagan Rehabilitation
Area, Tongi Industrial Area
of Dhaka.
8) Syampur Industrial Area,
4% of the deed value or
Postagola Industrial Area and
taka 48,000/- whichever is
Jurain Industrial Area of
higher
Dhaka.
9) Khilgaon Rehabilitation
Area (beside less than 100 feet 4% of the deed value or
road), ajarbaghRehabilitation tk.72,000 whichever is
Area (beside 40 feet and other higher
internal road) of Dhaka.
10) Goran (beside 40 feet 4% of the deed value or
road) and Hajaribagh taka 30,000/- whichever is
Tannery Area of Dhaka. higher.
Provided that where any structure, building, flat,
apartment or floor space is situated on the land , an
additional tax shall be paid at the rate of tk. 600per Sqm. or
4% of the deed value of such structure, building, flat,
apartment or floor space whichever is higher.
(c) Rate of tax for land or land & building located in the
following areas:

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1) Within the jurisdiction of
Rajdhani Unnayan
Kartripakya (RAJUK) and
Chittagong Development 4% of deed value
Authority (CDA) except areas
specified in schedule (a) and
(b).
2) Within the jurisdiction of
Gazipur, Narayanganj,
Munshiganj, Manikganj,
Narsingdi, Dhaka and
Chittagong districts
[excluding Rajdhani Unnayan
Kartripakya (RAJUK) and
3% of deed value.
Chittagong Development
Authority (CDA)], and within
any City Corporation
(excluding Dhaka South City
Corporation and Dhaka
North City Corporation) and
Cantonment Board.
3) Areas within the
jurisdiction of a paurasabha 3% of deed value
of any district headquarter.
iv) Areas of any other
2% of the deed value.
Pauroshova
v) Any other area not
specified in schedule (a), (b) 1% of the deed value.
and ( c).
Collection of tax from lease
44 S-53HH 4% o lease amount
of property
Deduction at source from
interest on deposit of Post
45 S-53-I 10%
Office Savings Bank
Account.
Deduction at source from
46 rental value of vacant land S-53J 5% of the rent
or plant or machinery.
Deduction of tax from
advertising bill of
47 newspaper or magazine S-53K 4%
private television [or
private radio station
Collection of tax from
transfer of shares by the
48 sponsor shareholders of a S-53M 5%
company listed on stock
exchange.
Collection of tax from
transfer of shares of
49 S-53N 15% (on going)
shareholders of stock
exchanges.

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Deduction of tax from any
50 sum paid by real estate S-53P 15%
developer to land owner
i) Resident/ non-resident Bangladeshi company 20% ii)
Deduction of tax from
51 S-54 Resident or nonresident Bangladeshi person other than
dividends
company a) 10% (having ETIN) b) 15% (not having ETIN).
52 Income from lottery S-55 20%
1. Advisory or consultancy service 20%
2. Pre-shipment inspection service 20%
3. Professional service, technical services,
20%
technical know-how or technical assistance

4. Architecture, interior design or landscape


20%
design, fashion design or process design.
5. Certification, rating etc. 20%
6. Charge or rent for satellite, air time or
20%
frequency, rent for channel broadcast
7. Legal service 20%
8. Management service including event
20%
management
9. Commission 20%
10. Royalty, license fee or payments related to
20%
intangibles
11. Interest 20%
12. Advertisement broadcasting 20%
13. Advertisement making or digital marketing 15%
53 Income from non-resident S-56 14. Air transport or water transport 7.50%
15. Contractor or sub- contractor of
manufacturing, process or conversion, civil
7.50%
work, construction, engineering or works of
similar nature
16. Supplier 7.50%
17. Capital gain 15%
18. Insurance premium 10%
19. Rental of machinery, equipment Etc. 15%
20. Dividend
a) Company 20%
b) Any other person not being a company 30%
21. Artist, singer or player 30%
22. Salary or remuneration 30%
23. Exploration or drilling in petroleum
5.25%
operations
24. Survey for coal, oil or gas exploration 5.25%
24 A. Fees etc. of surveyors of general insurance
20%
company

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25. Any service for making connectivity between
5.25%
oil or gas field and its export point
26. Any payments against any services not
20%
mentioned above
27. Any other payments 30%

20. Advance tax for motor vehicles (Sec 68B):

Tax payable at the time of registration or renewal of fitness certificate for motor vehicles is as follows:

Up to 1500 CC for each motor car or jeep Up to 2000 CC for each motor car or jeep

Tk. 25,000 Tk. 50,000

Up to 2500 CC for each motor car or jeep Up to 3000 CC for each motor car or jeep

Tk. 75,000 Tk. 125,000

Up to 3500 CC for each motor car or jeep More than 3500 CC for each motor car or jeep

Tk. 150,000 Tk. 200,000

Micro-bus each

Tk. 30,000

21. The Time Limit for Payment of Tax Deducted at Source (Rule 13):
All sums of withholding tax shall be paid to the credit of the government in the following manner.

Date of payment to the credit of the


Time of deduction or collection
Government

Within two weeks from the end of the month in


(a) in any month from July to May of a year
which the deduction or collection was made

(b) in any day from the first to the twentieth day of Within seven days from the date in which the
June of a year deduction or collection was made
The next following day in which the deduction
(c) in any other dates of the month of June of a year
or collection was made:
(d) in the last two working days of the month of on the same day on which the deduction or
June of a year, collection was made.

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22. Submission of Withholding Tax Return (75 A):
Person who makes any TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) on payment, must file a separate return
of withholding tax.

Sl.
Period of Deduction of Tax TDS-Return Due date
No.

31st January of this


1 1st July to 31st December 1st Return
income year

31st July of the next


2 1st January to 30th June 2nd Return
income year

 Following document should be annexed with return:


-Statement of TDS
-Copy of Treasury Challans /Pay-Orders

Audit of the return of withholding tax (75AA)


The DCT, with the approval of the Commissioner, shall select number of returns of withholding tax
filed under section 75 A for audit. No return shall be selected for audit after the expiry of 4 years
from the end of the year in which the return was filled.

23. Consequences of Non-Submission of Return and Return of Withholding Tax:

 Imposition of penalty amounting to 10% of tax on last assessed income subject to a


minimum of Tk. 1,000/-
 In case of a continuing default a further penalty of Tk. 50/- for every day of delay.

24. Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Life Style (S-80):

Every person, being an individual assessee, shall furnish statements in the forms and manners as
prescribed in respect of the total assets, liabilities and expenses of the person or the spouse, minor
children and dependents of the person as on the last date of the income year if the person-

(a) has, in the last date of the income year, a gross wealth exceeding taka 40 lakh; or
(b) owns a motor car; or
(c) has made an investment in a house property or an apartment in the city corporation area:

25. Minimum Tax (82 C):

As per new 82C minimum tax, sources of income have been proposed to be divided into 3 board
categories for tax computation purpose considering the concept of minimum tax.

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a) Minimum tax for certain sources of income as follows:

Withholding tax rate as


Sl.
Section Details per chapter VI of ITO
No.
1984
1 52 Supply of goods/execution of contract Max 10%
2 52A Royalty fee As per section
52AA SL No. 1 of the Table of sub-section (1) of section As per section
3 52AAA Commission from C&F agent 10%
4 52B Tax collection from manufacture of cigarettes 10%
5 52C Acquisition of property 6% and 3%
6 52D Interest form saving instrument 10%
7 52JJ Tax collection from travel agent 0.30%
8 52N Sale of rental power (Rental power company) 6%
9 52O Diamond cutting industry foreign technical salary 5%
10 52R IGW and ICX for international call 1.5% and 7.5%
Imported goods (excluding raw material for own
11 53 As per Rule
consumption)
12 53AA Shipping business of a resident 5% & 3%
13 53B Export Manpower 10%
14 53BB Export of certain items 0.50%
15 53BBB Transaction of member of stock exchange 0.05%
16 53BBBB Export of any goods 0.50%
17 53C Auction purchase Max 5%
18 53CCC Income from courier business of non-resident 15%
19 53DDD Export cash subsidy 10%
20 53E Commission, discount or fees 10%, 1.5%, 5%(AxB)
Commission or remuneration paid to agent of
21 53EE 10%
foreign buyer
22 53F Interest on saving deposit 5%, 10% and 15%
Depending on size and
23 53FF Real estate/land development business
location
Commission/otherwise payable to an insurance
24 53G 5%
agent
25 53GG Payment on account of survey by surveyor 10%
Depending on size and
26 53H Transfer of property
location
Transfer of securities or mutual fund units by
27 53M 5%
sponsor shareholders
28 53N Transfer of share of stock exchange 15%
Deduction of tax from any sum paid by real estate
53 P 15%
developer to land owner
29 55 Winning lottery 20%

Income from above sources will firstly be computed on regular basis as per provision of ITO 1984
and the assessee‟s regular income tax rate would be applied on such taxable income determined on
regular basis as per ITO provisions. If such regular tax liability is higher than the withholding tax
deducted from these sources of income, the regular tax liability would be payable after adjusting

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withholding tax deducted at source. However, if regular tax liability of those sources is lower or nil
compared to withholding tax on those sources, such withholding tax on those sources would be
considered as final and minimum tax for those sources of income.

b) Withholding tax deducted from the following sources of income will be considered as final tax
liability considering the rate of withholding tax would be their applicable tax rate:

Sl. Sources of income Amount that will be taken as


Rate of amount of tax
no. as mentioned in income
Amount of compensation as As mentioned in section
1 52C
mentioned in section 52C 52C
Amount of interest as As mentioned in section
2 52D
mentioned in section 52D 52D
Amount of export cash
As mentioned in section
3 53DDD subsidy mentioned in section
53DDD
52DDD
Amount of interest as As mentioned in section
4 53F(1) (c) and (2)
mentioned in section 53F 53F
As mentioned in section
Deed value as mentioned in
5 53H 53H and the rule made
section 53H
there under

Any sum paid by real estate As mentioned in section


6 53P
developer to land owner 53P

c) For any other sources of income except those mentioned in (a) and (b) above, income would be
determined following the provisions of ITO 1984.

However, tax liability so determined should not less than the amount of minimum tax as
mentioned below:

Sl.
Classes of assessee Rate of minimum tax
no.
Manufacturer of cigarette, bidi, chewing tobacco,
1 1% of the gross receipts
smokeless tobacco or any other tobacco products

2 Mobile phone operator 2% of the gross receipts


Individual other than individual engaged in mobile
phone operation or in the manufacturing of
cigarette, bidi, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco 0.5% of the gross receipts
or any other tobacco products, having gross
receipts taka 3 crore or more
3 Any other cases 0.60% of the gross receipts
Please note that if any loss arises from the sources of income except those mentioned (a) and (b),
such lose can be carried forward as per provisions of ITO 1984.

Provided that such rate of tax shall be zero point one zero percent (0.10%) of such receipts for an
industrial undertaking engaged in manufacturing of goods for the first three income years since
commencement of its commercial production.

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26. Advance Payment of Tax:
Every taxpayer is required to pay advance tax in four equal installments falling on 15th September;
15th December; 15th March and 15th June of each year if the latest assessed income exceeds Taka Six
Lakh. Penalty is imposed for default in payment of any installment of advance tax.

27. Fiscal Incentives:


Following are fiscal incentives available to a taxpayer:-

1) Tax holiday: Tax holiday is allowed for industrial undertaking and physical infrastructure facility
established between 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2024 in fulfillment of certain conditions.

Industrial Undertaking Eligible for Tax holiday:

i. Active pharmaceuticals ingredient industry and radio pharmaceuticals


industry;
ii. Agriculture machineries;
iii. Automatic brick;
iv. Automobile;
v. Barrier contraceptive and rubber latex;
vi. Basic ingredients of electronic industry (e.g resistor, capacitor, transistor,
integrated circuit, multilayer PCB etc.);
vii. Bi-Cycle including parts thereof;
viii. Bio-fertilizer;
ix. Biotechnology based agro product;
x. Boilers including parts and equipment thereof;
xi. Compressors including parts thereof;
xii. Computer hardware;
xiii. Furniture;
xiv. Home appliances;
xv. Insecticide or pesticide;
xvi. Leather and leather goods;
xvii. LED TV;
xviii. Locally produced fruits and vegetables processing;
xix. Mobile phone;
xx. Petro chemicals;
xxi. Pharmaceuticals;
xxii. Plastic recycling;
xxiii. Textile machinery;
xxiv. Tissue grafting;
xxv. Toy manufacturing;
xxvi. Tyre manufacturing industry;
xxvii. Electrical transformer;
xxviii. Artificial fiber or manmade fiber manufacturing;
xxix. Automobile parts and components manufacturing;
xxx. Automation and Robotics design, manufacturing including parts and components
thereof;
xxxi. Artificial Intelligence based system design and/or Manufacturing;
xxxii. Nanotechnology based products manufacturing;
xxxiii. Aircraft heavy maintenance services including parts manufacturing;

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(b) Any other category of industrial undertaking as the Government may, by notification in
the official Gazette, specify.

Exemption
Area Year
% of income
1st year 90 %
Dhaka and Chittagong Divisions excluding Dhaka, 2nd year 80 %
Narayanganj, Gazipur, Chittagong, Rangamati, 3rd year 60 %
Bandarban and Khagrachari Districts 4 th year 40 %
5th year 20 %
1st and 2nd year 90 %
3rd year 80 %
4 th year 70 %
Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal and Rangpur 5th year 60%
divisions (excluding City Corporation area) and 6th year 50 %
Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari Districts 7th year 40 %
8th Year 30 %
9 th year 20 %
10 th year 10 %

Physical infrastructure eligible for tax holiday:

Qualifying physical Infrastructure set up between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2024 and going into
commercial production/operation within those dates will be entitled to apply for granting tax
exemption. Tax exemption of different proportions will now be granted for 10 years if the said
physical undertakings are set up in any area of Bangladesh.

i. Deep sea/river port;


ii. Elevated expressway;
iii. Export processing zone;
iv. Flyover;
v. Gas pipe line,
vi. Hi-tech park;
vii. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) village or software technology
zone;
viii. Information Technology (IT) park;
ix. Large water treatment plant and supply through pipe line;
x. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and transmission line;
xi. Mono-rail;
xii. Rapid transit;
xiii. Renewable energy (e.g. energy saving bulb, solar energy plant, windmill);
xiv. Sea or river port;
xv. Toll road or bridge;
xvi. Underground rail;
xvii. Waste treatment plant; or
xviii. Any other category of physical infrastructure facility as the Government may, by
notification in the official Gazette, specify.

Exemption
Year
% of income
1st and 2nd year 90 %
3rd year 80 %
4 th year 70 %

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5th year 60%
6th year 50 %
7th year 40 %
8th Year 30 %
9 th year 20 %
10 th year 10 %

2) Income derived from any Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) engaged in production of
any goods and having an annual turnover of not more than taka Fifty Lakh is exempt from
tax on the conditions that the person shall file income tax return in accordance with the
provisions of section 75.

3) Income from poultry is exempted from tax up to 30th June, 2015, subject to investing at
least 10% of the exempted income in the purchase of bond or securities if such income
exceeds Tk. 1,50,000/-.

4) Income derived from export of handicrafts is exempted from tax up to 30th June, 2024.

5) An amount equal to 50% of the income derived from export business other than company not
registered in Bangladesh is exempted from tax.

6) Following income from Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) business is


exempted up to 30th June, 2024 on the conditions that the person shall file income tax return in
accordance with the provisions of section 75.
[Software development, Software or application customization, Nationwide
Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN), Digital content development and
management, Digital animation development, Website development, Web site services, Web
listing, IT process outsourcing, Website hosting, Digital graphics design, Digital data entry and
processing, Digital data analytics, Geographic Information Services (GIS), IT support and
software maintenance service, Software test lab services, Call center service, Overseas medical
transcription, Search engine optimization services, Document conversion, imaging and digital
archiving, Robotics process outsourcing, Cyber security services.]

8) Income of any private Agricultural College or private Agricultural University derived from
agricultural educational activities.

9) Income received as gratuity up to 2.5 crore from the Government or an approved gratuity
fund.

10) Income from dividend of a mutual fund or a unit fund up to taka 25,000.

11) Income from dividend amounting to Tk. 50,000. (6th Schedule-Part A, Para 11A)

12) Donation to any fund established by “Trust of Prime Minister Education Assistance Act
2012”

Exemption limit:

- Companies – lower of 20% of income or Tk 80 million


- Other than companies – lower of 20% of income or Tk 10 million

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13) Agricultural income (whose agriculture is the only source of income) up to Tk 200,000 for
an individual is tax exempted.

14) Income received by an individual from interest on pension savings certificate where the
total accumulated investment at the end of the relevant income year in such certificate does
not exceed Tk 500,000 is tax exempted.

15) Income earned in abroad by an individual assessee being a Bangladeshi citizen and
brought any such income into Bangladesh as per existing laws applicable in respect of
foreign remittance shall be tax exempted.

17) Income of an assessee donated in an income year by a crossed cheque to any technical and
Vocational Training Institute approved by the Ministry of Education of the Government is
exempt from tax.

18) Income of an assessee donated in an income year by a crossed cheque to any national level
institution engaged in the Research and Development (R&D) of agriculture, science,
technology and industrial development is tax exempted.

19) Any income from an alternative investment fund recognized by the Bangladesh Securities
and Exchange Commission.

20) Any income of the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission for the Assessment
Years starting from 1st July, 2017 to 30th June, 2022.

21) Any amount in the nature of an honorarium or allowance from Bangladesh Freedom Fighter
Welfare Trust or any welfare allowance received by any person from the Government.

22) Any reward received by any person from the Government.

23) Any income derived from the operation of an elderly care home.

24) Any income from WPPF by a person (Subject to deduction of 5% TDS).

28. Income from Salary Related Rules:

Description Amount/Percentage that will be added to salary


1 Basic Salary Full
2 Dearness Allowance Full
3 Bonus Full
4 Commission and fees Full
5 Advance salary Full
6 Accrued Salary Full, provided that it was not taxed in earlier period
7 Leave encashment Full
8 Pension Nothing, since fully exempted
9 Gratuity Excess over Taka 25 Million
10 Annuity Full
11 Profit in lieu of Salary Full
12 Profit in addition to Salary Full

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13 Education Allowance for children Full
14 Employer‟s contribution to RPF Full
Employer‟s contribution to
15 Full
Approved Superannuation Fund

Employer‟s contribution to
16 Full
Approved Gratuity Fund

Employer‟s contribution to life


17 Full
insurance policy
18 Entertainment Allowance Full
Excess over 10% of basic or Tk. 120,000; whichever is lower.
19 Medical Allowance When employee is a disable person then excess over 10
lakh.
20 Traveling Allowance Excess over actual.
21 Special Allowance Nothing, if given for official purpose.
Actual allowance less exemptions of Tk. 25,000 p. m.
22 House Rent Allowance (annually Tk. 300,000) or 50% of basic salary whichever is
less.

23 Rent Free Accommodation Rental value or 25% of basic whichever is less

Rental value or 25% of basic whichever is less, minus


24 Accommodation at concessional rate
deducted rent
Actual amount less exemption of Tk. 30,000 on an annual
25 Conveyance Allowance
basis.

5% of basic salary or Tk. 60,000; whichever is higher, (if


conveyance facility is given for personal or both personal
26 Transport / conveyance facility
and official purpose.) Nothing will be added as income if it
is given only for official purpose.

Actual Interest less exempted to the extent of the interest @


27 Interest on RPF
14.5% rate or 1/3rd of basic salary, whichever is less.

Free tea, coffee or lunch in office


28 Nothing
premises
Free dress, telephone, power, gas,
29 Nothing
water in office etc.
30 Free caretaker, sweeper etc. Nothing
31 Servant allowance Full
32 Compensation Full

Allowance received as Head of the


33 Full
department / Charge allowance.

34 Overtime Full

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Residence telephone bills / utility
35 Full
bills / club bills reimbursed
Any payment received from PF, RPF,
36 Exempted upto TK. 50,000
WPPF

29. Unexplained Investments - special tax treatment in respect of investment in


residential building and apartment (Section 19BBBBB):

Any sum invested by any person in the construction/purchase of any building/apartment shall be
deemed to have been explained if tax is paid at following rates:

Tax per Square Meter


Sl. Up to 200 More than 200
Area
No. Square Meter Square Meter

1 Gulshan Model Town, Banani, Baridhara, Motijheel 4,000 5,000


Commercial Area and Dilkusha Commercial Area
Dhanmondi Residential Area, Defence Officers Housing
Society (DOHS), Mohakhali, Lalmatia Housing Society,
Uttara Model Town, Bashundhara Residential Area,
2 Dhaka Cantonment, Kawran Bazar, Bijaynagar, 3,000 3,500
Segunbagicha, Nikunja of Dhaka, Panchlaish, Khulshi,
Agrabad and Nasirabad
of Chittagong

Sl. 120 Sqm to 200 More than 200


Area Up to 120 Sqm
No. Sqm Sqm

Any City Corporation other than area Tk. 800 Tk. 1000 Tk. 1500
3 mentioned in 1 and 2 above

Any Paurashava of any district Tk. 300 Tk. 500 Tk. 700
4 headquarter

5 Other area Tk. 200 Tk. 300 Tk. 500

The rates will be 20% higher if the assessee makes investment in two or more buildings/apartments
or already has any building or apartment in any City Corporation. However the above will not be
applicable if the source of income is:

(a) Derived from any criminal activities; or


(b) Not derived from any legitimate source.

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30. Tax Credit on Investment:
The individual can get investment allowance in accordance with the provision of section 44(2) of
Income Tax Ordinance -1984(Exemption & Allowances for assessees being resident and non-resident
Bangladeshi).

Eligible amount Calculation

Eligible amount is the lowest of the following:

a) Sum of actual investment except Para 15, 16 specified in Part B of the Sixth Schedule; or

b) 25% of the total income excluding any income for which a tax exemption or a reduced rate is
applicable under sub-section(4) of section 44 or any income from any source or sources mentioned in
clause(a) of sub-section(2) of section 82C; or

c) Tk. 1.5 Crore

Whichever is lower among a, b, c = Eligible amount

Tax Credit Calculation:

Amount of Credit
Total income
Rates Eligible amount
(i) Up to 15 Lakh 15% Eligible amount of investment
(ii) Over 15 Lakh 10% Eligible amount of investment

31. 6th Schedule (Part B) Investment Allowance:


1. Life Insurance Premium Paid [Para – 1]:
Any sum paid in Bangladesh by an assessee to effect an insurance or a contract for deferred annuity
on the life of himself, spouse or minor child, provided that such payment, in the case of insurance,
shall not exceed 10% of the sum assessed excluding bonus or other benefits.

2. Life Insurance Premium Paid by a Hindu Undivided Family [Para – 2]:


Any sum paid in Bangladesh by a HUF to affect insurance on the life of any male member of the
family or the wife of any such member.

3. Deduction from the salary of Government employee for deferred annuity [Para – 3]:
Any sum not exceeding one-fifth of the salary deducted from the salary payable by the
Government or on its behalf to any individual in accordance with the service conditions to secure a
deferred annuity for him or for his wife or chi ldren.

4. Contribution to Provident Funds [Para – 4]:


Any contribution by an assessee to any provident fund to which the Provident Fund Act, 1925
applies.

5. Employer’s and Employee’s contribution to a Recognized Provident Fund [Para – 5]:


Any sum paid to a recognized provident fund by the assessee and the employer, where the
assessee is a participant subject to the limits laid down in Part B of the First Schedule.

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6. Contribution to Superannuation Fund [Para – 6]:
Any sum paid by the assessee as ordinary annual contribution to approved superannuation fund as
a participant to the fund.

7. Investment in Savings Certificate [Para – 10]:


Any sum invested by a non-company assessee in the following if the investments are held for 5 years
from the date of purchase / up to its maturity:
a) Savings Certificates or instruments specified by the NBR;
b) Unit certificates and mutual fund certificates issued by ICB and its subsidiaries;
c) Govt. securities including development loans/Bonds as specified by the NBR;
d) Shares of Investment Companies as specified by the NBR.

8. Contribution to Deposit Pension Scheme (DPS) [Para – 11]:


Any amount not exceeding Tk.60,000 by an individual in any Deposit Pension Scheme sponsored by
a Scheduled Bank or a financial institution.

9. Donation to a Charitable Hospital [Para – 11A]:


Any sum paid as donation to a charitable hospital established outside the city corporation, provided
the donation is made after one year of establishment of the hospital.

10. Donation to Organizations set up for the welfare of retarded people [Para – 11B]:
Any sum paid as donation to an organization set up for the welfare of retarded people, provided the
donation is made after one year of establishment of the organization and is approved by the Social
Welfare Department and the NBR.

11. Donation to Zakat Fund [Para – 13]:


Any sum paid by an assessee as Zakat to the Zakat Fund or charitable fund established by or under
the Zakat Fund Ordinance, 1982.

12. Income of an association of person [Para – 15]:


Any sum which the assessee is entitled to receive out of the income of an association of persons
(other than a Hindu undivided family, company or a firm) on which tax has already been paid by
the association.

13. the income of a firm [Para – 16]:


Any sum being the share or portion of the share of the assessee in the income of a firm if tax of such
income has already been paid by the firm

14. Contribution to Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance Scheme [Para – 17]:
Any sum paid by an assessee to make provision for his spouse, children or other dependent person
to a benevolent fund or any premium paid under a group insurance scheme approved by the NBR.

15. Contribution to Aga Khan Development Network [Para – 21]:


Any sum paid by an assessee as donation to any socio-economic or cultural development institution
established by the Aga Khan Development Network in Bangladesh.

16. Contribution to Philanthropic or Educational Institution [Para – 22]:


Any sum paid by an assessee as donation to Philanthropic or Educational Institution approved by
the government for this purpose.

17. Donation to national level institution set up in memory of the liberation war [Para-24]:
Any sum paid by an assessee as donation to a national level institution set up in memory of
liberation war.

18. Donation to national level institution set up in memory of Father of the Nation [Para-25]:
Any sum paid by an assessee as donation to a national level institution set up in memory of Father
of the nation.

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19. Investment in shares by an individual [Para – 27] :
Any sum invested by an assessee, being an individual, in the acquisition of any stocks of shares of a
company, mutual fund or debenture listed with any stock exchange.

20. Investment in Government Treasury Bond [Para – 28]:


Any sum invested by an assessee, being an individual, in the purchase of Bangladesh Government
Treasury Bond.

By SRO

21. Contribution to President’s Relief Fund [SRO 254/L85]

22. Contribution to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund [SRO 125/L91 dated 01.07.1991]

23. Contribution to Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital [SRO 202/IT/2005 dated 06.07.2005]

24. Contribution to Sylhet Diabetic Society, Islamia Eye Hospital and M. A. Ispahani Institute
of Ophthalmology, Kidney Foundation; and National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh [SRO
109/IT/2006 dated 07.05.2006]

25. Contribution to Child Health Foundation Hospital; Child Hospital, Jessore; Hospital for Sick
Children, Sathkhira (Run by Child Health Foundation, Bangladesh); Digonto Memorial Cancer
Hospital, Dhaka; The ENT & Head-Neck Cancer Foundation of Bangladesh, Dhaka; and National
Development Foundation for Disables, Dhaka [SRO 316-AIN/2008]

26. Contribution to Jatir Janok Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust, Dhaka;
Rafatullah Community Hospital (RCH), Thengamara, Bogra; and Salvation for the Deserving
(SFD), Manikgonj [SRO 33-AIN/2009 dated 09.03.2009]

27. Contribution to Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Ramna, Dhaka [SRO 32-AIN/2009 dated
09.03.2009]

32. Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) [SRO 229-AIN/IT/2011 dated 04-07-2011]:

Allowable limit: Maximum limit of allowable expenditure under the head CSR is 20% of total
income or Tk. 120,000,000, whichever is lower. If actual expenditure exceeds this limit, such
amount exceeding the limit cannot be used to compute tax rebate.

Tax Rebate: Tax rebate will be computed @ 10% on such expenditure for CSR within the
maximum limit.

Conditions: The corporate entity must fulfill the following conditions:

1. Must pay salaries and allowances to its worker regularly and must have waste treatment plant
if it involves with the production of industrial goods;
2. Must pay income tax, VAT and duty timely and must repay institutional loans;
3. Can only donate money to the institutions recognized by the government for the purpose of
CSR;
4. Must fulfill all rules as per Bangladesh Labor Act, 2006.
5. Contribution to the CSR must be incurred through banking channel.

However, no company can charge such expenditure expensed as a result of CSR in manufacturing
or profit and loss account. Up to finance Act 2014 there are 22 areas of expenditure in which the
companies can claim 10% rebate due to its CSR activities.

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33. Deductions not Admissible in Certain Circumstances (u/s 30):
The following expenditures are not admissible deductions in the determination of income from
business or profession under the circumstances as stated against each item:
(1) Payment of salaries if tax is not deducted at the time of payment and paid thereon in
accordance with section 50 of Chapter VII [Section 30(a)].
(2) Any payment made by an assessee to any person if tax thereon has not been deducted and
credited in accordance with the Chapter-VII [Section 30(aa)].
(3) Any payment by way of salary to an employee if the employee is required to obtain a 12
digit TIN under the provisions of this ordinance but fails to obtain the same at the time of
making such payment. [Section 30(aaa)]
(4) Any payment made after the Tax Day by way of salary to an employee if the employee is
required to file the return of income but fails to file the same on or before the Tax Day or
obtain time extension. [Section 30(aaaa)]
(5) Payment of interest, salary, commission or remuneration by a firm or an association of
persons to any partner of the firm or any member of the association, as the case may be
[Section 30(b)].
(6) Brokerage or commission paid to a non-resident if tax has not been deducted there from
under section 56 [Section 30(c)].
(7) Payment to a provident or other fund unless effective arrangement has been made for
deduction of tax at source while making the payments from the fund which are taxable
under the head “Salaries” [Section 30(d)].
(8) Amount of perquisites or other benefits paid to any employee in excess of Tk. 550,000 and
to any employee who is a person with disability, as exceeds taka 2,500,000. [Section 30(e)].
In this regard, „perquisite‟ means -
i. Any payment made to an employee by an employer in the form of cash or in any other
form excluding basic salary, festival bonus, arrear salary, advance salary, leave
encashment or leave fare assistance and over time, and
ii. Any benefit, called by whatever name, provided to an employee by an employer,
whether convertible into money or not but other than contribution to-
(a) recognized provident fund;
(b) approved pension fund;
(c) approved gratuity fund;
(d) approved superannuation fund.
(9) Any expenditure in respect of the following as is in excess of the amount or rate prescribed
in this behalf and as is not, in the cases of sales and services liable to excise duty, supported
by excise stamp or seal, namely: [S-30(f)]

(a) entertainment;
(b) foreign travels of employees and their dependents for holidaying and recreation;
and
(c) Distribution of free samples.

(10) Any expenditure exceeding 10% of the net profit disclosed in the financial statements
under the head of Head Office expenses by a company not incorporated in Bangladesh
under Company Act, 1994; [S-30(g)]

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(11) Any payment by way of royalty, technical services fee, technical know-how fee or technical
assistance fee exceeding for first three years 10% & subsequent years 8% of the net profit
from business or profession, excluding any profit or income of subsidiary or associate or
joint venture disclosed in the financial statements; [S-30(h)]

(12) Any payment by way of salary or remuneration made otherwise than by crossed check or
bank transfer by a person to any employee having gross monthly salary of taka 15,000 or
more; [S-30(i)]

(13) Any expenditure by way of incentive bonus exceeding 10% of the disclosed net profit; [S-
30(j)]

(14) Any expenditure by way of overseas traveling exceeding 1.25% of the disclosed turnover.
[S-30(k)]

(15) Any payment by way of commission paid or discount made to its shareholder director by a
company. [S-30(l)]

(16) Any payment by a person exceeding Tk 50,000 or more, otherwise than by a cheque or
bank transfer excluding:
- Payment for the purchase of raw materials;
- Salary or remuneration made to any employee, without prejudice to an obligation

(17) Any payment by way of any rent of any property, whether used for commercial or
residential purposes, otherwise than by a crossed cheque or bank transfer.

(18) Any payment made to a person who is required to obtain a 12 digit TIN under clauses
(xxviii), (xxix) and (xxx) of sub-section (3) of section 184A but fails to hold the same at the
time of payment. [S-30(o)]

34. Capital Expenses as per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles but Allowable as
Revenue Expenses as per Income Tax Provision:

Sl. Income Tax


Particulars Accounting Principle
No. Provision
Extension expenditure for bringing new
Revenue under
(a) areas under cultivation for tea and rubber Capital
Rule 31 and 32
companies
Building constructed for educational
Institution or hospital or Institute for the Revenue u/s
(b) benefit of employees and their dependents Capital 29(1) (xxii) &
free of cost and giving training to industrial (xxiii)
workers (Sec 29(1)(xxiii)
Expenditure of capital nature expended on
Revenue u/s
(c) scientific research in Bangladesh (Sec Capital
29(1) (xx)
29(1)(xx)

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35. Capital gains from the transfer of business or undertaking (Sec. 31 A) (New):

Tax shall be payable by an assessee on “capital gains from the transfer of business or
undertaking” in respect of any profits and gain arising from the transfer of business or
undertaking in its entirety with all of its assets and liabilities and such profits and gains
shall be deemed to be the income of the assessee in respect of the income year during
which the transfer takes place.

For computation of such capital gain, a new section has been introduced which is section
32 A.

Capital Gain:
As per SRO 196-LAW/IT/2015 circulated on June 30, 2015,

Sl. Nature of Taxpayer’s income Tax rate


Any income earned from trading of shares/securities by a company defined
(a) 10%
as per section 2(20) and by a firm defined as per Section 2(32)
Any income earned from trading of shares/securities by any Sponsor
Shareholder / Director of a Bank, Financial Institution, Merchant Bank,
(b) 5%
Insurance Company, Leasing Company, Portfolio Management Company,
Stock Dealer or Stock Broker Company
Any income earned from trading of shares/securities by any Shareholder
[excluding the Sponsor Shareholders/Directors mentioned in above Sl. (b)]
(c) 5%
having 10% or more shares of the total paid up capital of a company /
companies listed at any time during the income year

36. Set off of Losses (Sec 37):


The table produced below may be used as a short-cut guideline for set-off losses:

Income heads generating losses Set off against


1. Salaries any head [Generally loss is uncommon]
2. Interest on securities any head
3. Income from house property any head
4. Agricultural income any head except “Capital Gain”
5. Income from business or any head except income from house property
profession and capital gain;
6. Capital gain income from “Capital gain” only
7. Income from other sources any head [Generally loss is uncommon]
8. Speculation business income from speculation business only
9. Income exempted from tax Set off is not allowed

[Provided further that any loss in respect of any income from any head shall not be so set off against any
income from manufacturing of cigarette (bidi, zarda, chewing tobacco, gul or any other smokeless tobacco
or tobacco products)]

New sub sections relation to set off losses have been introduced as 42 (3A) & 42 (3B).

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37. Transfer Pricing:
Key points in brief are as follows:

(i) Transactions included are transaction between associated enterprises, either or both of whom
are non-residents, in the nature of purchase, sale or lease of tangible or intangible property,
provisions of services, lending or borrowing money, or any other transactions having a bearing
on the profits, income, losses, assets, financial position or economic value of such enterprises etc.

(ii) There are extensive proposals in the Act regarding responsibility and determination of “arms
length price” of such transactions.

(iii) If such a transaction is not found to be at arm‟s length, DCT may determine via the Transfer
Pricing officer the arms length price of the transaction.

(iv) Every person who has entered into an international transaction shall furnish, along with the
return of income, a statement of international transactions in the form and manner as may be
prescribed.

(v) The DCT may, by notice in writing, require that a person has to furnish a special report on
such transactions, if those exceed Tk 30 million in aggregate in a given year, duly certified by a
Chartered Accountant or a Cost and Management Accountant. Failure to furnish such report
may lead to a penalty up to 1% of the value of each international transaction entered into by such
person.

Effective period of transfer pricing

Transfer pricing regulation is effective from 1 July 2014 (S.R.O. 161/Law/Income tax/2014 dated
26 June 2014.

38. Return Related Issues:


Production of other information as per different sections and rules at the time of submission of
return or in other circumstances

References Particular
U/s – 108 & Rule - 23 Information regarding payment of salary
U/s – 109 & Rule - 20 Information regarding payment of interest
U/s – 110 & Rule - 19 Information regarding payment of dividend
Particulars to be furnished on interest on securities by a person
Rule – 10
other than the Government
Particulars to be furnished by persons making deductions at
Rule – 12
source
Statement of deduction of tax under the head “Salaries” where
Rule – 21
such deduction is not made by or on behalf of the Government
Rule – 24 , Rule 25 &
Form of Return
25A
Rule – 41 Particulars for depreciation allowance
Furnishing of an abstract of the provident fund account of an
Rule – 47
employee
Rule – 58B Return, statements, etc., that may be required to be furnished

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39. Form of Return:
For Individuals
IT 11GA2016 Form of return of income under the income tax ordinance 1984 for
individual and other taxpayers (Other than company)
IT 10B2016 Statement of Assets and Liabilities

IT 10BB2016 Statement under section 75(2)(d)(i) and section 80 of the Income Tax
Ordinance, 1984 regarding particulars of life style

For Company
IT 11GHA2016 Form of return of income under the income tax ordinance 1984 for
Company taxpayers only
IT 11CHA2016 Other Than Company

40. Summary of Penalty:

Ref. Reasons of Penalty Authority Penalty


Where any person, not having
income from house property, sum
not exceeding (a) 1.5 times the
amount of tax payable by him,
however, such amount must not
for not maintaining exceed (b) Tk. 100 where the total
DCT with approval from
Sec 123 accounts in the prescribed income does not exceed the non-
IJCT
manner u/s 35(2) assessable limit, say, Tk. 300,000.
Where any person, having income
from house property, 50% of taxes
payable on house property income
or Tk. 5,000, whichever is higher.
Other than individual:
amounting to 10% of tax imposed
on last assessed income subject to a
minimum of Tk. 1,000 and in the
case of a continuing default a
further penalty of Tk. 50 for every
for failure to file a return day during which the default
of income required by or continues
DCT
under sections 58, in case of an assessee, being an
75A,108, 108A,109,110 individual:
Sec 124 shall not exceed- (a)Tk. 5,000;
whose income was not previously
assessed; (b) 50% of the tax payable
on the last assessed income or Tk.
1,000, whichever is higher, whose
income was assessed previously.
Tk. 5000 and in the case of a
for failure to file
continuing default a further sum of
certificate, statement,
DCT Tk. 1,000 for every default month
accounts, information or
or fraction thereof during which
TIN certificate
the default continues.

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Ref. Reasons of Penalty Authority Penalty
for failure to furnish Tk. 25,000 and in case of a
information as required DCT continuing default a further sum of
under section 113 Tk. 500 for each default day.

for using fake Tax-payer's DCT with approval from


Sec 124A Sum not exceeding Tk. 20,000
Identification Number IJCT

Sum not exceeding Tk. 200,000 in


case of non-compliance with
for failure to verify DCT or any other
184A(5).
Sec 124AA Taxpayer‟s Identification income tax authority
Sum not exceeding Tk. 50,000 in
Number u/s 184A(5)or(6) authorized by the Board
case of non-compliance with
184A(6).
Sum not exceeding the amount by
for failure to pay advance DCT with approval from which the tax actually paid falls
Sec 125
tax u/s 64, 67 IJCT short of the amount that should
have been paid
for non-compliance with
DCT with approval from Sum not exceeding the amount of
Sec 126 notice u/s 79, 80, &
IJCT tax chargeable on total income.
83(1)(2)
Sum not exceeding 25% of the
for failure to pay tax on DCT with approval from whole of the tax or as the case may
Sec 127
the basis of return u/s 74 IJCT be, of such portion of the tax as has
not been paid
15% of tax which would have been
avoided had the income as
returned by such person or as the
case may be, the value of the
immovable property as stated by
DCT,AJCT, him been accepted as correct;
Commissioner of Taxes Provided that if concealment is
Sec 128 for concealment of income
(Appeals) or Appellate detected after a period of more
Tribunal than 1 year from the year in which
the concealment was first
assessable to tax, the amount of
penalty shall increase by an
additional 15% for each preceding
assessment year.
If audit report-
(a) is not certified by a chartered
accountant to the effect that the
accounts are maintained and the
DCT,AJCT,
incorrect or false audit statements are prepared and
Commissioner of Taxes
Sec 129A report by chartered reported in accordance with the
(Appeals) or Appellate
accountant BAS and BFRS, and are audited in
Tribunal
accordance with BSA, or
(b) is false or incorrect,
sum not less than Tk. 50,000 but not
more than Tk. 2 lakh.

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Ref. Reasons of Penalty Authority Penalty
DCT, AJCT,
If assessee furnished false audit
Penalty for furnishing Commissioner of Taxes
Sec 129B report, sum of Tk. 1 lakh one lakh
fake audit report (Appeals) or Appellate
taka for that income year.
Tribunal
for default in payment of sum not exceeding the amount of
Sec 137 DCT
tax tax in arrears

41. Appeal against the Order of DCT:


A taxpayer can file an appeal against DCT's order to the Commissioner (Appeals)/Additional or
Joint Commissioner of Taxes (Appeals) and to the Taxes Appellate Tribunal against an Appeal
order.

42. Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (Sec-144, 145):


There are agreements on avoidance of double taxation between Bangladesh and 35 countries
which are:-

(1) United Kingdom (2) Singapore (3) Sweden (4) South Korea 5) Canada (6) Pakistan (7)
Romania (8) Sri Lanka (9) France (10) Malaysia (11) Japan (12) India (13) Germany (14) The
Netherlands (15) Italy (16) Denmark (17) China (18) Belgium (19) Thailand (20) Poland (21)
Philippines (22) Vietnam (23) Turkey (24) Norway (25) USA (26) Indonesia (27) Switzerland (28)
Mauritius (29) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (30) Oman (air traffic only) (31) United Arab Emirates (32)
Myanmar (33)Belarus (34) Nepal (35)Czech Republic

Please also note that there are no provision exists for carry forward or carry-back of excess tax
credits.

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Value Added Tax

43. Value Added Tax (VAT) Related:

Vat Deducted at Source (VDS)

VAT will have to be deducted at source by the below mentioned rates.

Sl. Service VDS Rate


Particulars
No. code 2020-2021
S 001.10 AC hotel 15%
S 001.20 AC restaurant 15%
1
S 001.10 Non AC hotel 7.5%
S 001.20 Non AC restaurant 7.5%
2 S 002.00 Decorators & caterers 15%
3 S 003.10 Motor car garage & workshop 10%
4 S 003.20 Dockyard 10%
5 S 004.00 Construction Agency 7.5%
6 S 007.00 Advertising Agency 15%
7 S 008.10 Printing press 10%
8 S 010.10 Auction Firm 10%
9 S 010.10 Land development agency 2%

(a) 1-1600 Square feet 2%

S 010.20 Building construction agency (b) 1601 Square feet 4.50%


10

(c) Re registration 2%

11 S 014.00 Indenting Agency 5%


12 S 015.00 Freight forward Agency 15%
13 S 020.00 Survey Agency 15%

S 021.00 Plant or capital machineries rent provider agency 15%


14

(a) Manufacturing stage 7.5%

S 024.00 Furniture sales/distribution centre (b) Distribution stage(show room)


15 7.5% (On manufacturing stage 7.5%
provided mushak for the challan is
presented, otherwise 15%)

16 S 028.00 Courier & express mail service 15%

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Sl. Service VDS Rate
Particulars
No. code 2020-2021
Repairing for taxable product or service Trading
17 S 031.00 10%
Agency

18 S 032.00 Consultancy firm & supervisory firm 15%

19 S 033.00 Lessor 15%


20 S 034.00 Audit & accounting firm 15%
21 S 037.00 Procurement provider 7.5%
22 S 040.00 Security service 10%
23 S 043.00 Television and online media program provider 15%
24 S 045.00 Legal advisor 15%

(a) Carrying on petroleum goods 5%


25 S 048.00 Vehicle supplier

(b) Carrying on other goods 10%

26 S 049.00 Rent a car 15%

27 S 050.10 Architect, interior designer or interior decorator 15%

28 S 050.20 Graphic designer 15%


29 S 051.00 Engineering firm 15%
30 S 052.00 Sound & light rent provider 15%
31 S 053.00 Attendance on board meeting 10%

32 S 054.00 Advertisement in satellite channels by Ad agency 15%

33 S 058.00 Chartered Plane or Helicopter Rent Agency 15%

34 S 060.00 Buyer of Betting Product 7.5%


Cleaning/Maintenance Agency for building &
35 S 065.00 10%
floor
36 S 066.00 Seller of Lottery Ticket 10%
37 S 067.00 Immigration advisor 15%
38 S 071.00 Event Management 15%

Human resource provider or human resource


39 S 072.00 15%
management institution.

40 S099.10 Information Technology Enable Services (ITES) 5%

41 S099.20 Miscellaneous services 15%


42 S099.30 Sponsorship services 15%
43 S099.60 Credit Rating Agency 7.5%

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44. Exemption of Input VAT at Manufacturing Stage:

Exemption of input VAT at manufacturing stage for exporter, deemed exporter and the company
situated in EPZ in accordance with the provision of S.R.O. No. 110-AIN/2014/705-Mushak.

Sl. Service Exemption rate


Service name
No. code of VAT
1 S025.00 WASA 60%
2 S037.00 Procurement provider 100%
3 S040.00 Security service 100%
4 S048.00 Transport contractor 80%
5 S057.00 Electricity distributor 60%
6 Service receiver from outside of the Bangladesh 100%

For more information, please feel free to contact with the following person:

Md. Masum Hossain ACA


Senior Manager (Audit & Management Consultancy)
& Head of QAD
Hussain Farhad & Co., Chartered Accountants
T: +880 2 8836015-7
M: +88 01719 402 102
E: masum.hossain@hfc-bd.com
W: www.hfc-bd.com

Thank You

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