Dhaka, Sept. 23 -- National Board of Revenue (NBR) has collected Tk 87.33 billion of revenue from value added tax (VAT) in August - showing a 20 per cent year-on-year growth.

NBR's collected VAT revenue in August is Tk 5.19 billion more than the target.

In this regard, NBR member (VAT) Moinul Khan said that government expenditure has decreased due to cost-cutting measures. Still, due to various initiatives and efforts, more VAT has been collected.

Generally, more VAT is collected from government purchases than from the private sector. This time there is an exception, he said.

In the first two months of the current financial year, collection of income tax, VAT, and customs amounts to Tk 402.7 billion which is Tk 33.19 billion less than...