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Bangladesh Budget 2008-09 and SME July 9, 2008

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, Budget, ECONOMY, GOVERNANCE.

Budget 2008-09 identifies the SME (Small and Medium enterprise) as the thrust sector,the development of which is important for the growth of economy in Bangladesh.

The budget suggests to continue no-income tax policy to keep the income of the manufacturing SME articles free from taxes by defining SME as overall turnover not exceeding Tk. 2,400,000.00

Budget proposes
a) Exemption of income tax from income of export of handicrafts
b) Upper limit of investment in capital machinery to enjoy cottage industry benefit , be increased from Tk 700,000.00 to Tk. 1,500,200.00 and annual turnover limit be raised from 2,000,000.00 and Tk. 2,4000,000.00
c) Withdrawal of VAT at the production stage of hand made buiscuits and fabrics from artificial fibre and thread using handloom to provide impetus to the small , labour intensive ad employment friendly industries.

Budget hopes that these measures will help the growth of the sector.

An ordinary citizen

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1. masud ali - July 9, 2008

i need to compute my income tax based on the latest budget updates. could anybody please send me a table by which i can compute the same,


masud ali

2. Syed - July 18, 2008

i need to knw abt the taxes on used car. would anybody help?

3. bdoza - July 27, 2008

Both of you can contact NBR through their new web site http://www.nbr-bd.org/

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