Value Added Tax for VAT Advisors and Agents (Special Emphasis on new VAT Act)

Date August 19 (Friday), 2016

Time: 8:45am – 5:00pm

Last Date of Registration August 18 (Thursday), 2016
Venue Gelasia Hotel & Resort Ltd.

Road-21,House-39, Block-b,Banani-1213.

(Opposite of Banani Iqbal Center near Banani Club)

Registration Fees Tk 4000.00/Participant + 15% VAT
The fee will cover tuition, stationery, reproduction of training material, training aids/ equipment, cost of venue,  refreshment, certificate and a book on VAT written by Mr. Md. Zakir Hossain (Latest edition).
For Registration or additional information please call us: 01799-267150, 01972300009,01552-423621
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To confirm your registration, please pay the registration fee by 18 August,  2016 by A/C Payee Cheque in favor of “Taxguide Bangladesh” or cash.
For TGB:
Md. Nizam Uddin
Cell: 01972300009

Participants Benefits/Outcome from the Course:

The objective and purpose of this course is to provide the basic concept of VAT and introduce the upcoming opportunities of VAT Advisor and VAT Agents as a prospective profession in Bangladesh. The new VAT has numerous new features which are not available in the 1991 VAT. Two of them are VAT Advisor and VAT Agents. The advisors will work for Resident Taxpayers and the VAT Agents will work for Non-resident Taxpayers. Both can perform all activities related to VAT of a taxpayer. Thus, this two avenue are opening a huge prospect of tax professionals.

Thus, attending the course, the participants can develop a synoptic view of the VAT system and on that basis they would be able to –

  • prepare themselves for getting VAT Agent and Advisor License from VAT Authority, and
  • perform their responsibilities as VAT Agent and/or VAT Advisor.

Course Outline:

  • Basics of VAT
  • VAT Advisor:
    • – Responsibilities
    • – Qualification
    • – Examination
    • – Client Connection
    • – Performance evaluation
    • – Renewal of Advisor License
  • Basic Differences between Old and New Act
  • Operational Procedure under new Online VAT System
  • Orientation with VAT E-services.

Who should attend the Course?

Anybody desirous of developing career in this area can attend the course. Junior and mid-level executives of businesses, offices and industries dealing with VAT can attend the course. Career beginners in those areas can attend the course. Senior level managers and owners of businesses can attend the course to obtain basic knowledge to lead their team in better ways. Those desirous of beginning theirs careers in private sector can attend the course. The students studying Commerce may attend this course. It will help to grow confidence to enter into challenging job market. Practitioners of Audit and Accounting Firms, Law Firms, Consultants, Existing VAT advisor, Income Tax Practitioners, C&F Agents can attend the course.

Language: English and Bangla

Methodology Training Aids

Case Studies/ participatory exercise

Group Works


White Board

Flipchart Board

Certificate: Certificate of attendance will be provided.

Note: Seats are limited, apply now. We follow “First Come First Serve” rule.

Resource Speaker:

Mr. Md. Zakir Hossain
Additional Commissioner
Bangladesh Customs & VAT
National Board of Revenue


Md. Zakir Hossain joined the BCS (Customs and Excise) Cadre in 2003. Since joining, he has worked in different capacity of Customs and VAT Department. He worked in the Customs, Excise and VAT Commissionerate, Dhaka (South), Custom House, Benapole and National Board of Revenue (NBR). During this period, he has worked in several projects for the improvement of VAT and Customs system. Some of these are MOVE program, MAP Project and NBR-Sonali Bank e-payment project. Currently he is working in VAT Online Project under NBR as Deputy Project Director (DPD). His current responsibility is developing VAT rules, working procedure for all activities under new VAT act and rules, developing Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), industry specific guidelines, manuals, audit and enforcement procedure etc. Mr. Hossain is also responsible for designing software (VAT Online System), making User Acceptance Test (UAT) and go-live.

Few other core functions: He is doing now are Taxpayer communication and awareness building, staff training and internal communication.

Mr. Hossain has completed his Graduate and Post Graduate Degrees in Geology from the University of Dhaka achieving First Class 2nd Position. He has also achieved the MBA degree from Asian University with the outstanding grade point. He has some advanced training on VAT, Customs, Supply Chain Management, Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), Cross-border transaction, Information Technology and Post Clearance Audit from United Kingdom, India, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Uganda, Kenya, Bulgaria, Malaysia and the UAE.

He has good number of publications on different journals. He also contributes different dailies occasionally. He has published three books on VAT, Customs and Bonded Warehouse respectively. The Value Added Tax: Act, Rules and Usage and Bangladesh Customs: Act and Policy are the best seller since their publication. He is now working with his fourth book The New VAT of Bangladesh (Both Bangla & English).

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Who can attened

Anybody related with trade, commerce and industry can attend the program. Executives of different trade bodies can attend the program to understand how the proposed Act protects their interests. Policy analysts can attend the program. Owners of industries and business houses can attend the program. Officers and executives dealing with finance and VAT matters in businesses, industries and various offices can attend the program. Chief executives of businesses and industries can attend the program to keep themselves up-to-date regarding VAT matters. People doing VAT consultancy can attend the program. Auditors of Audit and Accounting Firms can attend the program. Above all, officers and employees of VAT department can also attend the program.