Tax in Bangladesh

A.S & Associates

Sitting within the firm’s corporate affairs department, A.S & Associates‘ tax team offers regular tax compliance and management support such as overseeing operational transactions and liaising with auditing firms. Farhana Khan is supported by Dewan Faisal on a range of corporate tax matters.

Practice head(s):

A.S.A Bari; Farhana Khan

Other key lawyers:

Dewan Faisal


The team is good to work with. They offer very good incentive care to their tax client and be able to offer long term tax planning, which is very helpful and it makes the difference between the Firm with other Firm.’

Dewan Faisal is very good to work with. He has very good knowledge about tax. His analyzing skills are excellent. He is different of a kind, as he is able to offer corporate advice in light of tax advice, which cannot be found in the local market. He is exceptional. I highly recommend him for his contribution.’

Dewan Faisal from the team was extremely thorough and helpful in answering all the questions we had, and in providing a detailed, practical writeup on the answers to the tax questions we had.’

Key clients

Altech Biotechnology Pvt. Ltd.

Beijing Urban Construction Group Ltd

China Exim Bank Limited

Codes & Labels Limited

Deloitte Bangladesh

Deloitte India

DocTime UK Limited

DaHui Lawyers

Equitable Group

Etihad Airways

Evonik Bangladesh Limited

Grand Bengal Hotel Limited

Hoda Vasi Chowdhury & Co.

Hoque Bhattacharjee Das & Co

MAS Intimates Bangladesh (Pvt) Ltd

MBM Group

Maslin Capital Limited

Nishimura and Asahi

Norinco Intl. Power Limited

O.P. Khaitan & Co.

RPCL-Norinco International Power Limited

responsAbility Investments AG

Sarens India Heavy Lifting Pvt Limited

Snehasish Mahmood & Co

Subra Limited

Subra Systems Limited

The Himalaya Drug Company Ltd

Trust Axiata Limited

Zhong Lun Law Firm, Beijing

Work highlights

  • Advised a Chinese company and its Singaporean subsidiary on the launch of their operation in Bangladesh and to restructure their business model in the most tax-efficient manner to secure optimum profit from Bangladesh.
  • Advising a subsidiary of a Sri-Lankan company to reorganise its capital structure, while ensuring savings in gain tax, to secure maximization of take home with the support of a double taxation treaty.
  • Advised a foreign law firm and ride sharing company, domiciled in Hong Kong, in assessing tax obligations that may arise from the business model of the ride sharing company as Permanent Establishment in Bangladesh.

Doulah & Doulah

Sitting within the firm’s finance group, Doulah & Doulah‘s tax team advises multinational clients on the tax structuring aspects of corporate and finance transactions. Additionally, the team works on tax due diligence and exemption matters, as well as alternative dispute resolution. Amina Khatoon leads the team, supported by Ariful Islam.

Practice head(s):

Amina Khatoon

Other key lawyers:

Ariful Islam

Key clients

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


JC Penney

General Electric

Hyatt Hotels


Scatek Solar




Jafpa Comfeed

Work highlights

  • Successfully resolved a large Tax claim for Maxim Garments Accessories Ltd by way of alternative dispute resolution .
  • Successfully obtained an exemption of capital gain tax for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation under double taxation avoidance agreement.
  • Completed tax due diligence for an EPC contract being executed by POSCO with respect to a thermal plant under construction.


TANJIB ALAM & ASSOCIATES‘s tax team features strong capabilities in its handling of tax controversy resolution, including appeals, audits and litigation. The team also has a national reputation for income tax reference before the High Court Division, tax planning and structuring to avoid tax exposure. Tanjib-ul Alam is the main contact.

Practice head(s):

Tanjib-ul Alam; Kazi Ershadul Alam

Other key lawyers:

Nazmun Binte Islam

Key clients

bKash Limited

United Group

Grameenphone Limited


City Bank Limited

HSBC Bangladesh

Marico Bangladesh Limited

STS Holding Limited

Hapag Lloyd AG, Germany

Robi Axiata Limited

Shohoj Limited

Ocean Network Express Bangladesh Limited

Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited

Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited

Prime Bank Limited

Eastern Bank Limited

Summit Group

Bangladesh Steel Re-rolling Mills Limited (BSRM)

Foodpanda Limited


Shohoj Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised and acted as counsel for Proctor & Gamble in respect of a VAT claim

The Law Counsel

The ‘professional, sincere, competent and diligent’ VAT and tax department at The Law Counsel has considerable experience in handling matters relating to income tax in front of the High Court. In addition, the firm is regularly instructed by international companies on income tax implications and tax withholding requirements in Bangladesh. The main contacts for this work are Abdur Razzaq, Ehsan Abdullah Siddiq and Imran Siddiq.

Practice head(s):

Abdur Razzaq; Ehsan Siddiq; Imran Siddiq


‘The Law Counsel provides a wide range of tax services. Its practice areas include Corporate Tax Solutions, VAT Solutions, Individual Tax Solutions, Tax Litigation which includes Appeal before Tax Appellate Tribunals, VAT Appellate Tribunals, Tax Reference before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Appeal from the same in the Appellate Division of Hon’ble Supreme Court of Bangladesh.’

‘This firm is one of the most experienced law firms in Bangladesh which has experience of dealing with national tax authorities and has successfully provided tax services to both national and international corporations for more than three decades. They are professional, sincere, competent and diligent in their client dealings. I have had the wonderful experience of working with Mr. Abdur Razzaq, Ehsan A. Siddiq, Imran A. Siddiq, all Barristers and Advocates of Bangladesh Supreme Court.’

Key clients

Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd.

Cisco Systems Inc, USA

Amazon Inc., USA

Deloitte Customs Korea LLC


Microsoft Corporation


Bigo Technology (Pte) Limited

Summit Alliance Port Limited

Arbella Fashions Ltd.

Supermax, UAE

Work highlights

  • Advised Deloitte-Korea in regard to how ready-made garments exported from Bangladesh to Korea would have the requisite Regional Value Content (RVC) in order to benefit from the reduced customs duties in Korea available for LDCs.
  • Advised Samsung on the tax and duties regime applicable to the import of Completely Knocked Down (CKD) and Semi Knocked Down (SKD) smart phones.
  • Advised Bigo Technology (Pte) Limited with regard to the legal and regulatory compliance in making the Bigo Live App available in Bangladesh and also with regard to the Advance Income Tax regime in setting up their businesses in Bangladesh.