The VAT department of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has recently issued an order that VAT and supplementary duty should be written separately on the price tag. Consumers cannot be charged value added tax (VAT) at checkout anymore.
The receipt needs to contain details of goods or services, quantity and VAT and supplementary duty. The price should also be displayed in Bangladeshi currency.
The food menu in most restaurants and fast-food shops does not list the prices with VAT included. In most cases, VAT is written on the menu individually. The system is prohibited from now. The price should be written as a whole.
Nota bene, 10 per cent VAT in AC restaurants or fast-food shops and 7 per cent VAT in non-AC restaurants. A 7.5 per cent VAT on clothes is applicable for big showrooms while 5 per cent VAT is added for online shopping.
Source: Dhaka Tribune