BANGLADESH

Bangladesh, as an emerging developing country, is committed to raising revenue and achieving fiscal discipline with a view to increasing self-reliance. The external environment influencing the tax performance of Bangladesh has changed remarkably as the country became increasingly integrated with the global economy during the 1990s. In recent years, the Government of Bangladesh has initiated administrative and policy reforms in the tax system. An improved tax administration in association with pragmatic policy initiatives have resulted in a modest improvement in the tax-GDP ratio. However, the performance is still unsatisfactory as compared to other countries at a similar stage of economic development and needs to be improved together with more transparency of the tax system, especially with regards to the management of tax exemptions.
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • PROGRESSIVE TAX SYSTEM
    7
  • SUFFICIENT REVENUES
    4
  • EFFECTIVE TAX ADMINISTRATION
    4
  • PRO-POOR PUBLIC SPENDING
    3
  • ACCOUNTABLE PUBLIC FINANCES
    3
  • WELL GOVERNED TAX EXEMPTIONS
    2
  • PROGRESSIVE TAX SYSTEM
    7
  • SUFFICIENT REVENUES
    4
  • EFFECTIVE TAX ADMINISTRATION
    4
  • PRO-POOR PUBLIC SPENDING
    3
  • ACCOUNTABLE PUBLIC FINANCES
    3
  • WELL GOVERNED TAX EXEMPTIONS
    2
0-2
2-4
4-6
6-8
8-10
unfair
fair