No VAT, tax on remittances: Minister

Published: June 13, 2018 16:04:21 | Updated: June 14, 2018 12:01:27


State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has urged the Bangladeshi expatriates to ignore any rumour about VAT or tax imposition on remittance.

"There was no such discussion. Don't pay heed to rumor," he said amid rumours that the government has proposed tax on remittance.

Shahriar Alam on Wednesday said there is a planned effort to spread confusion among the expatriates over the issue, reports UNB.

"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 confusion with the false news.

Earlier, a video went viral in which it was seen a Bangladeshi, who claimed to be from Malaysia, sharply criticised Finance Minister AMA Muhith for what he says imposing so-called tax and VAT on income of expatriates.

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