Call to withdraw additional tax on imported laptop, printer

  • Workers Correspondent

  • 16th June, 2022 08:21:59 PM
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Call to withdraw additional tax on imported laptop, printer

Business people have urged the government to withdraw the proposed 15 p.c extra tax on imported laptop computer laptop or computer and printer as most traders depend on overseas brand names.

Leaders of Bangladesh Pc Samity (BCS) and administration committee of BCS Laptop or computer Metropolis in Agargaon jointly made the connect with from a meeting on Thursday.

Addressing the function, BCS President Subrata Sarkar explained the notebook personal computer is not a aristocratic merchandise now but a useful factor to the center-course households in our nation.

“When Key Minister Sheikh Hasina tells about Clever Bangladesh programme, these kinds of taxation may perhaps hamper the progress of tech-enabled long term,” he mentioned.

Finance Minister Mustafa Kamal proposed 15 per cent value additional tax hike on imported laptop laptop or computer major the full VAT 31 percent on the portable laptop or computer.

The trade overall body chief claimed the organizations want to access ‘affordable excellent products’ to the people today, however, these kinds of plan hampers the methods.

“Many corporations have been tried out to local assembling of computer. Nonetheless, the initiative foils in conditions of quality assurance and put up sale guarantee support,” he mentioned.

VAT waivers on imports of personal computer printers and printer cartridges have also been removed, that means that prices will go up as the 15 % tax is imposed.

Subrata feared about a unfavorable trend in user ordeals if the 15 per cent tax will impose on imported pc printer.

BCS Vice President Rashed Ali Bhuiyan, General Secretary Kamruzzaman Bhuiyan, Wise Technologies Controlling Director Zahirul Islam, IDB personal computer market committee previous president Ahmed Hasan Juwel, President Mazhar Imam Chowdhury, Standard Secretary Mahbubur Rahman, Star Tech Handling Director Jahed Ali Bhuiyan, Advisor Mahmudur Rahman and World-wide Brand Running Director Rafiqul Anwar were present on the celebration.

Toggi Solutions, a tech undertaking of Bashundhara Team, has been buying and selling main international pcs brand names in Bangladesh since 2018.