National Board of Revenue

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is one of the administrative entity among the three of the Bangladesh Regional Connectivity Project-1 (BRCP-1).

NBR the apex authority for tax administration in Bangladesh, established in 1972. Administratively, it is under the Internal Resources Division (IRD) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF). The Secretary, IRD is the ex-officio Chairman of NBR.

NBR is responsible for the formulation and continuous re-appraisal of tax-policies and tax-laws, negotiating tax treaties with foreign governments and participating in inter-ministerial deliberations on economic issues having a bearing on fiscal policies and tax administration. The main responsibility of NBR is to collect tax revenues (primarily, Value Added Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty, and Income Tax ). It works with three tax-type wings namely, Customs Wing, VAT Wing, and Income Tax Wing. There are two more wings named IT wing and Research & Statistics wing under NBR.