Certificate course on “VAT & Customs” (8 Days Evening)

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Start Date: February 16, 2019
End Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Location: House # 05 (1st Floor), Flat # A-1, Road # 17, Block # D, Banani, Dhaka-1213

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“VAT and Customs”


Valued Added Tax (VAT) and Customs related rules and regulations are very important matter of today’s life. Everybody comes across different aspects of VAT in course of his daily and professional life. Be it an industry or any business house or any government or non-government office, there lies either the need for paying VAT or deducting VAT at source. All retail buyers require knowing the need for and importance of taking VAT Challan. Some manufacturer and traders are importing raw materials by their own. So, it is important for everyone to obtain basic knowledge on VAT and Customs. It is more important for them whose decisions matter for their businesses, industries and offices. Moreover, people dealing with income tax, audit, management, finance, procurement, bills payable etc. Sections in different businesses and industries require knowing many things regarding VAT and Customs, some of those matters are tricky in nature. Updated knowledge in the area is needed to lead a team in corporate houses. An executive or a corporate team leader not only requires to know the rules and regulations currently in practice but for promoting the purposes of the organizations, they require to know what rules and regulations are in the offing that will impact them. The Value Added Tax and Supplementary Duty Act, 2012 (new VAT law) has been passed by the parliament in 2012. Preparatory work is now going on to make the law fully effective from 1 July 2017. The executives and corporate leaders require knowing promptly what are the basic features of the new VAT law and how the new VAT law differs from the VAT law currently in force. The new VAT law shall be implemented through automated system. So, it also requires knowing what shall be the role of the VAT payers in the automated process. VAT deduction at source is a very important aspect of our VAT system today. People serving in the VDS withholding entities require knowing in details the provisions regarding VDS. This program is designed to provide the participants the VAT as well as Customs knowledge in these areas. 

How the participants will be benefited after this training?

The purpose of this program is to provide the participants basic understanding regarding the features of the new VAT law and to make them understand how the new VAT law is different from the current VAT law (VAT Act, 1991). Another purpose is to make them understand the features of the automated system through which the new VAT law shall be implemented. In addition, providing working knowledge regarding the provisions of the current VDS system is also a purpose of this training. Thus, attending the program, the participants:

— Can develop knowledge regarding the basic features of the new VAT law & Customs law;
— Can develop knowledge regarding how the new VAT law is different from the current VAT law;
— Can understand the basic features of the automated system through which the new VAT law & Customs law shall be implemented;
— Can understand their role to implement the new VAT law;
— Can understand the basic provisions of current VDS system;
— Can plan strategies for their organizations ahead to face future challenges;
— Can plan strategies for their organizations ahead to reap the benefits of the provisions of the new VAT law;
— Can further develop their career in VAT, customs, finance and management.

Who would be benefited after this training:

Anybody desirous of knowing the basic features of Current and new VAT act and Import and Export related Provisions can attend the program. Junior and mid-level executives of businesses, offices and industries dealing with VAT, customs, finance, audit, inventory, management, procurement, HR, supply chain and Career beginners can also attend the program. Senior level managers, owners of industries, businesses, VAT officials and employees,  Practitioners of Audit and Accounting Firms, Law Firms, Consultants and others who are planning to develop their career in these area can attend the program.

Contents of Training (VAT): 


  • Basic Structure of NBR
  • Structure of VAT Commissionerate.
  • Brief Discussion on Indirect Tax.
  • Different Types of Indirect Tax (CD, RD, SD, VAT, TT, ED, Surcharge etc)
  • VAT & SD Rate and it’s Imposition.
  • Important Definitions of VAT Act.
  • VAT Registration & De-registration.
  • Central Registration & Procedure.
  • Turnover Tax Enlistment & TT Rate.
  • Cottage Industry Enlistment. 


  • VAT at Import, Manufacturing, Service & Trade point.
  • VAT Liability & Payment Procedure.
  • VAT- able Products & Services.
  • VAT Exemption.
  • Stages of VAT & When Payable ?
  • Advance Trade VAT(ATV)
  • Value Determination & VAT Calculation.
  • VAT on Export and Deemed Export.
  • Case Study (VAT & Duty Calculation) 


  • Value Declaration & Approval System.
  • Value for VAT & SD Calculation.
  • Different Kinds of Value.
  • Normal or Transaction Value.
  • Tariff value.
  • Truncated Base Value.
  • Different Components of Value.
  • VAT Refund & Procedure of Refund.
  • Duty Drawback & Function of DEDO.
  • Case Study (Value Declaration) 


  • Accounting System Under VAT.
  • Books of Accounts and Registers.
  • VAT Invoice & Similar Documents.
  • Credit note and Debit note.
  • Record keeping (Musak Forms).
  • VAT Return (Musak-19) Preparation.
  • Case Study (Return Preparation).


  • VAT Deduction at Source (VDS).
  • Services Under VAT Deduction.
  • Rate of VAT for Deduction.
  • Deducting Authority.
  • Procedure of Deduction.
  • Procurement Provider Under VDS.
  • Input Tax Credit (Tax Rebate).
  • Input Tax Credit Mechanism.
  • Where Input Tax Credit Allowed or Not.


  • Offences and Penalty Under VAT Act.
  • Offences for Adjudication.
  • Power of Adjudication.
  • Imposition of Penalties.
  • Adjudication & Appeal.
  • Adjudication Procedure.
  • Trial by Special Judge.
  • Appeal Procedure.
  • Arrear VAT Realization (VAT Demand).
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Contents of Training (Customs): 


  • Role of Customs in Import & Export.
  • Import and Export Policy Order.
  • Customs Assessment Procedure.
  • Provisional, Final & Re-assessment.
  • Various Duty Rates at Import Stage.
  • Classification of Goods (H.S.Code)
  • Significance of H.S.Code.
  • General Rules for Interpretation(GRI).
  • Inco Terms in International Trade.
  • Valuation of Goods (Import & Export).
  • WTO Valuation Rules
  • Calculation of Duty and Taxes.
  • Re-assessment
  • Case Study (Duty Calculation)


  • Bonded Warehouse System in BD.
  • General Bond & Special Bond.
  • Supervised Bonded Warehouse.
  • Diplomatic Bonded Warehouse.
  • Home Consumption Bond.
  • Deemed Exporter under Bond.
  • Bond Licence Rule.
  • C&F agents and Their responsibilities.
  • Untrue Statement (Misdeclaration).
  • Adjudication, Fine and Penalties.
  • Advanced Rulings.

Speakers Profile:

Fakhrul Alam,


Customs, Excise & VAT

National Board of Revenue 

M. Fakhrul Alam, joined in BCS (Customs and VAT) Cadre in 1995. He is one of the panel trainer of VAT Online Project of NBR. He served as Second Secretary,  ( Customs Policy & Budget) of NBR in FY 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07. He also worked as First Secretary,( Customs Policy & Budget) of NBR in FY 2016-17 and 2017-18 and 04 years as  First Secretary (Budget Coordinator). During his last 23 years of service he has served Khulna, Jessore, Chattogram, LTU-VAT and Rajshahi VAT Commissionerate. Also served Benapole, Dhaka, Chattogram Custom House, Customs Intelligence and Bond Commissionerate in different capacities. He obtained  training on Customs and VAT from home and abroad. He regularly conducts training program on VAT and Customs in VAT Online Project of NBR; FBCCI & DCCI, BRAC, RPATC; ICMAB, BTTI, ICSB, LFTIB, SCITI and  training programs organized by different Business Groups, Banks and NGOs.

Registration Fees Per Person 11,500Tk. Only (Excluding VAT + Tax)

Day: Thursday & Saturday  (Every Week)

Time : 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Duration: 16th February to 14th March, 2019

Last date for Registration:

16th February, 2019 by 1:00 PM

 Please Call For Registration

01946752388, 01867397323

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