Open dialogue on Reforms in VAT system 

A  Dialogue on “Value Added Tax on reformation to VAT system” has been arranged in the present context of appropriate VAT collection, structural reforms of VAT management, increase in VAT net and compliance with VAT law on Tuesday (February 15, 2022) evening at the ICMAB Ruhul Quddus Auditorium, Dhaka. The Director General of the Department of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Dr. Md. Abdur Rauf was present as the Chief Guest while relevant committee members formed by the National Board of Revenue and in this context present as discussants in the dialogue.

The dialogue program was presided over by Mr. Md. Mamunur Rashid FCMA, President of ICMAB. In his speech the President of ICMAB said, “Cost audit is not a mere audit of expenses and financial accuracy; it is an audit of performance, efficiency and financial morality”.  He emphasized to add Cost of Goods Sold statement with company return after getting certification from Cost and Management Accountants. As a result the revenue of the NBR will be increased. He mentioned that Bangladesh is now emerging country to invest in South Asia. In that case, the VAT law and regulations should be business friendly. Dr. Md. Abdur Rauf said, Value Added Tax System is a tax system based on accounting. He agreed that Cost and Management Accountants in particular have a huge role to play in controlling production costs in the process of value addition and production. In order to make the Value Added Tax Act more modern, up-to-date and realistic, the recommendations will be taken into account. Mr. Md. Mashiur Rahman ACMA, Deputy Project Director, National Single Window presented paper on the subject. Kazi Muhammad Ziauddin FCMA, Additional Commissioner, Customs, National Board of Revenue and Council Member, ICMAB, conducted the program. Mr. Abdus Sattar Sarkar FCMA, Mr. Jayant Kumar Poddar FCMA and Md. Saifur Rahman FCMA were present as discussants. Mr. Md. Ali Haider Chowdhury FCMA Treasurer of ICMAB gave welcome and closing remarks. A large number of members of the Institute participated in this dialogue.


  • Start Date:15 February 2022
  • End Date:15 February 2022