Economics Desk, Shahin Islam, Dhaka Office: Alltimenews.com:- FBCCI seeks Tk three.Five lakh tax-unfastened earnings ceiling, The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) the day before today proposed slashing corporate tax through 2.50 in keeping with cent and growing the character tax-free profits limit to Tk 3.50 lakh from the prevailing Tk 2.50 lakh, reports BSS.
In the finances proposals for monetary yr (2018-19), the apex exchange body additionally proposed growing restriction of zero according to cent surcharge to Tk 3 crore from the prevailing Tk 2.25 crore.
The FBCCI placed the proposals on the 39th Advisory Meeting of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital. NBR and FBCCI at the same time organised the meeting.
Speaking as chief guest on the meeting, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said, because the subsequent budget may be an election 12 months price range, there can be no new task in it, rather emphasis might be given on sporting ahead the exiting projects.
Muhith in his last remarks on the NBR-FBCCI consultative meeting talked on quite a number of troubles, including agro-processing industries, readymade garments (RMG), cottage industries, revenue mobilization, the quantity of taxpayers, fowl industries, BTCL, the nation of highways, bread and biscuit factories and the hassle of better responsibility on import of stones.
The finance minister said the argo-processing industry is doing nicely in the u . S . And it would in addition move ahead.
“Agro-processing industry need to be considered one of the most essential sectors,” he delivered.
Bangladesh is quite a grasp in making value addition to any half-performed materials, he said, including that the united states’s RMG area is currently the second inside the international, however the bulk of its raw substances isn’t always produced in the usa, alternatively the ones are being import from abroad.
Muhith stated over the years, the NBR has been able to come a lot toward the commonplace human beings and round 30 lakh human beings now submit their tax returns which was handiest 7 lakh in 1982.
Responding to numerous needs raised by using the enterprise network, the finance minister confident them of consisting of IT enabled offerings into e-trade, considering the matter of imparting incentives at the fee of direct exports, addressing the server capacity hassle of the BTCL, adjusting the responsibility on production and import of agriculture machineries, addressing the problem of higher obligation on import of stones and the duty on bread and biscuit factories.
Mentioning that the plying of heavy vehicles and huge packing containers over the countrywide, local and district highways is answerable for deteriorating the road circumstance across the united states, the veteran minister stated the government is giving due significance and taking measures in order that the first-class of these roads and highways stay in an awesome situation.
NBR Chairman M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Finance Division Secretary Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam and previous FBCCI Presidents Mir Nasir Hossain, Kazi Akramuddin Ahmed and AK Azad spoke at the occasion, among others. FBCCI President M Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin added the deal with of welcome.
Citing that the present tax-GDP ratio inside the usa remains low soaring at 8-nine according to cent, Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan underscored the want for elevating it further.
He stated there is the need to retain the momentum of the government’s very own financed tasks alongside the aided ones to similarly expedite the us of a’s development. Besides, there is also a need to take huge initiatives.
“We want extra price range to make massive infrastructural development in the u . S . A . Side via aspect continuing their preservation. So, we have to consider this count,” he added.
The NBR chairman stated that they may try their level excellent to accommodate the suggestions made by using the FBCCI in session with the finance minister.
Responding to the overarching call for from the business network to decrease the corporate tax rate, he stated balancing the company tax fee is the call for of gift time and there may be a need to rationalize it or balancing it without lowering the sales collection.
Mentioning that the prevailing government desires to get rid of tax fear from the taxpayers, the NBR chairman stated although the FBCCI has proposed to boom the ceiling for character tax payers to Tk three,50,000 from the present Tk 2,50,000, the maximum
essential thing is to rationalise it within the decrease tier.
He also informed that the new VAT law will come into effect in 2019 at the same time as the machine is being advanced to release the VAT Online Project.
Economics Desk, Alltimenews.com