Compliances for a Liaison office in Bangladesh is relax compare to a private or a subsidiary company. The compliance of a Branch office without revenue generating activities is same as a Liaison office. Compliances related to a Liaison office are as below:
Annual Compliances
Company Affairs (Companies Act 1994)
  • Statutory auditing;
Income Tax (Income Tax Ordinance 1984):
  • Filing of annual tax return u/s 75
  • Filing of annual return of salary TDS statements u/s 108
  • Filing of annual return of employee annual tax return submission details u/s 108A
Renewal of Business Licenses:
  • Renewal of Trade License
Half-Yearly Compliances
Income Tax (Income Tax Ordinance 1984):
  • Filing of half-yearly TDS/withholding tax return submission u/s 75A
Quarterly Compliances
BIDA Reporting:
  • Filing of quarterly receipt & payment reporting to BIDA, Bangladesh Bank and Tax authority.
Monthly Compliances
Income Tax (Income Tax Ordinance & Rule 1984):
  • Withholding tax / tax deducted at source (TDS) on regular basis as and when payment made or create payable
  • Treasury deposit of TDS; Issuance of withholding certificate
  • Filing of suppliers’ TDS statements under rule 18
  • Filing of salary TDS statement u/r 21
  • Day to day transaction compliances
Value Added Tax/ GST (VAT & SD Act 2012):
  • Maintenance of VAT record – keeping on regular basis (mostly purchase records)
  • Withholding VAT / VAT deduction at source (VDS) when make suppliers’ payment
  • Treasury deposit of VDS
  • Issuance of VDS certificate (VAT 6.6)
  • Filing of monthly VAT return (VAT 9.1)
  • Declaration for transactions which are above BDT 200K

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