Dhaka: The National Board of Revenue (NBR) on Wednesday announced that no VAT has been imposed on remittance in the proposed budget for 2018-19 FY.
In a statement, NBR said it is being spread out that VAT has been imposed on the remittance in the 2018-19 fiscal year.
“It’s completely false and rumour,” it added..
State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam also urged the Bangladeshis living abroad not to pay heed to any rumour saying no VAT or tax is imposed on remittance.
Shahriar Alam said there is a planned effort to spread confusion among the expatriates over the issue.
“This may be an act of those who send money illegally (without banking channel). With them, anti-government people are there, too,” he said in a Facebook status.
The state minister laid emphasis on disseminating correct information among the expatriates instead of creating any confusion with false news.
Earlier, a video went viral in which it was seen a Bangladeshi, who claimed to be from Malaysia, sharply criticized Finance Minister AMA Muhith for what he says imposing so-called tax and VAT on income of expatriates.