Various industry associations in Bangladesh have presented their pre-budget proposals to the National Board of Revenue (NBR). The Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) demanded the reinstatement of Section 19 BBBBB of the Income Tax Ordinance 1984 to allow undisclosed money investment in flat purchases. They also urged for a reduction in flat and plot registration costs from 12.5% to 7% and a decrease in VAT.
In their proposal, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) called for increased revenue collection through transfer pricing regulations and a minimum tax rate of 15%. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) expressed concern over the hike in import duty for clinker, leading to increased cement prices and a decline in sales.