Revenue collection

Cut expenses since tax receipts won’t go up overnight

In Bangladesh, the tax-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is not growing. Rather, the ratio is declining. Today, the country has one of the lowest tax-to-GDP ratios in the world.

Revenue collection accelerates in January

The pace of revenue collections quickened in January, driven by increased receipts from income tax as the deadline for filing personal income and wealth statements for the current fiscal year ended last month.

Revenue collection will face challenge amid political unrest: NBR chairman

The revenue collection will be very challenging if the political unrest is sustained in the coming months of this year, National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem said today.

Revenue growth slows as import dips

Revenue collection in Bangladesh grew 14.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of the current fiscal year although the pace was slower owing to a decline in imports, official figures showed yesterday.

Govt’s borrowing goes up amid falling revenue

The government’s dependence on borrowing to finance national budgets has increased over the past decade as revenue collection has failed to keep pace with the ballooning public expenditure.

Tax collection rebounds in May

Tax collection by the National Board of Revenue (NBR) shot up in May, powered by buoyancy in value added tax (VAT) collection from domestic economic activities and increased income tax receipts, according to a provisional estimate. 

A budget divorced from reality

Self-contradictory is what best describes Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal’s fifth budget, and the last of the Awami League-led government’s current term.

2023 will be the year of inflation and financial turpitude

While the government is distracted by elections, the financial economy will suffer

Can BTCL just hold off paying its dues randomly?

Newly disclosed CAG report says it dodged payment of over Tk 2,200 crore to the exchequer

May 26, 2024
May 26, 2024

Cut expenses since tax receipts won’t go up overnight

In Bangladesh, the tax-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is not growing. Rather, the ratio is declining. Today, the country has one of the lowest tax-to-GDP ratios in the world.

February 23, 2024
February 23, 2024

Revenue collection accelerates in January

The pace of revenue collections quickened in January, driven by increased receipts from income tax as the deadline for filing personal income and wealth statements for the current fiscal year ended last month.

October 31, 2023
October 31, 2023

Revenue collection will face challenge amid political unrest: NBR chairman

The revenue collection will be very challenging if the political unrest is sustained in the coming months of this year, National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem said today.

October 27, 2023
October 27, 2023

Revenue growth slows as import dips

Revenue collection in Bangladesh grew 14.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of the current fiscal year although the pace was slower owing to a decline in imports, official figures showed yesterday.

June 25, 2023
June 25, 2023

Govt’s borrowing goes up amid falling revenue

The government’s dependence on borrowing to finance national budgets has increased over the past decade as revenue collection has failed to keep pace with the ballooning public expenditure.

June 13, 2023
June 13, 2023

Tax collection rebounds in May

Tax collection by the National Board of Revenue (NBR) shot up in May, powered by buoyancy in value added tax (VAT) collection from domestic economic activities and increased income tax receipts, according to a provisional estimate. 

June 2, 2023
June 2, 2023

A budget divorced from reality

Self-contradictory is what best describes Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal’s fifth budget, and the last of the Awami League-led government’s current term.

January 1, 2023
January 1, 2023

2023 will be the year of inflation and financial turpitude

While the government is distracted by elections, the financial economy will suffer

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

Can BTCL just hold off paying its dues randomly?

Newly disclosed CAG report says it dodged payment of over Tk 2,200 crore to the exchequer

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

Charting the middle-income journey

Bangladesh needs proper macroeconomic management to avoid middle income trap

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