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img 1“Have to ensure good governance at all levels for inclusive and sustainable development” with this purview a Press Conference has organized by SUPRO on the eve of the next financial year 2018-2019 held on 9th May 2018 at Roundtable Auditorium, Dhaka Reporters Unity, Dhaka. The press conference is presided over by Manju Rani Pramanik, Vice Chairperson of SUPRO. The press conference moderated by M A Quader, General Secretary of SUPRO. Md. Azmal Hossain, Project Coordinator of SUPRO has read out the paper of the press conference. “Have to ensure good governance at all levels for inclusive and sustainable development” with this purview a Press Conference has organized by SUPRO on the eve of the next financial year 2018-2019 held on 9th May 2018 at Roundtable Auditorium, Dhaka Reporters Unity, Dhaka. The press conference is presided over by Manju Rani Pramanik, Vice Chairperson of SUPRO. The press conference moderated by M A Quader, General Secretary of SUPRO. Md. Azmal Hossain, Project Coordinator of SUPRO has read out the paper of the press conference. 

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img 1Bangladesh as an emerging developing country is committed to augmenting revenue and achieving fiscal discipline with a view to increasing self- reliance. The Government has recently taken some administrative policy reform in the tax administration but it is not sufficient for pro-poor and sound tax policy system. A tax system must be economically efficient, inflicting as little damage as possible on the economy. But there are huge challenges in regard to achieve progressive tax system and ensure tax justice.Bangladesh as an emerging developing country is committed to augmenting revenue and achieving fiscal discipline with a view to increasing self- reliance. The Government has recently taken some administrative policy reform in the tax administration but it is not sufficient for pro-poor and sound tax policy system. A tax system must be economically efficient, inflicting as little damage as possible on the economy. But there are huge challenges in regard to achieve progressive tax system and ensure tax justice.
Considering these perspective SUPRO showed interest to work on a sound tax system to minimize minimum losses of the country and logically economic improvement of Pro-poor and Progressive Tax System in Bangladesh with their campaign network partners so that the agenda can bring positive changes for poor people and redressing regressive pressure of VAT. SUPROs Tax Justice campaign also very much adhere to achieve the relevant target of government Fifth Five Year Plan and SDGs agendas. 

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img 1SUPRO has organized a Press Conference on the eve of National Budget declaration for the financial year 2017-18 aims to Demand increasing budget to ensure Tax Justice, health, education and social protection for sustainable development on May 16, 2017 at Dhaka Reporters Unity Auditorium. The press conference was chaired by SUPRO’s Chairperson S.M. Harun Or Rashid Lal. The moderator of the press conference was M A Quader, General Secretary, SUPRO. Vice Chairperson of SUPRO Manju Rani Pramanik was read the key note paper of the press conference.

In the press conference, the speakers said, it is no doubt a laudable initiative taken by the government that the upcoming budget will give preference on direct tax collection for the revenue generation rather than indirect tax. But to achieve this target tax administration has to be more efficient and competent so that there will be less dependency on indirect tax instead of direct tax. To implement the new VAT effectively it needs anintegrated coordination between business people’s tax officials specially NBR. If the VAT law won’t implement properly the negative impact will be disastrous for the general consumers.

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