VATBD is the first interactive web portal in Bangladesh in the area of Value Added Tax (VAT). The VAT payers, VAT collectors, VAT consultants, VAT executives and other people related with VAT are a very big community requiring some common services but presently, around us, there is no such forum or institute to provide such services. The VAT professionals do not have any common avenue to share their opinions, knowledge and ideas. They do not have a common place from where they can gather their required explanations or clarifications facing any problem in the area of VAT. VAT system in Bangladesh has become extremely complex. It is very difficult for the VAT payers to get proper answer facing any difficulty. Updated functional literature of VAT in Bangladesh can not be easily obtained. In fact, there is no such exhaustive compilation from where latest and functional information can be obtained. Due to all these reasons, the VAT system in Bangladesh continues to be difficult for many if not for all. With the help of information technology, in the present days, services can be provided to the clients in far better ways. Under these circumstances, for long, I was thinking how to provide required services to the VAT related people. VATBD is an initiative to this end.
Gradually, inshaallah, all updated functional VAT literature will be uploaded in the site to be downloaded free by the visitors. Exhaustive functional literature will be kept loaded in a systematic manner so that anybody can quickly find any literature of his need. Those will be kept under functional headings systematically under the broad heading of ‘Download VAT Contents’. An important service, I want to provide from this site is answer to VAT related queries. As I mentioned earlier, answers to VAT related queries can not be obtained properly and quickly. There is a question box in the homepage of this site. Anybody can file a question in this box regarding VAT matters. He is to provide his e-mail address and mobile number. The question will be answered within shortest possible time and hopefully with accuracy. Those and other important questions will be kept under the heading ‘FAQ’ which will serve as a store-house of technical knowledge regarding VAT. There is a forum where the VAT payers, executives, professionals and others can visit and pass their comments. In the management of today, participation of the stake-holders is a prerequisite. The forum will serve the purpose of eliciting opinion on VAT related issues. There is a box titled ‘VAT TIPS’ where almost every day new tips regarding VAT will be loaded. If anybody regularly reads the tips, within a certain period of time, he will gather basic knowledge regarding VAT. There is a menu titled ‘VAT TRAIINING’ where my training programs will remain uploaded. Interested participants can attend the training programs. There will be some other contents as well designed to serve the VAT community.
The site is developed under my own initiative and expenditure. Mentionably, this is my personal site. So, opinions expressed here are of my personal and can not be construed as my official opinion. Primarily, the site remains free for all. However, after a certain period of time, strategies might have to be applied to recover the expenses incurred. Suggestions from the visitors are welcome. Hope, we can work together to serve the VAT community of Bangladesh. Thus, we can contribute to develop a tax-friendly, business-friendly and compliant VAT system in Bangladesh. May Allah the Almighty help us in our all good efforts.
Dr. Md. Abdur Rouf
Owner of VATBD.com
Mobile: 01673-770617, 01711-548123