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Labor Laws in Bangladesh

  • Annual Leave:10 days
  • Maternity Leave: 16 weeks
  • Public Holidays: 10
  • Workweek: 40 hours per week.

Income Tax in Bangladesh

Residents are taxed on worldwide income; nonresidents are taxed only on Bangladesh source income.

Individual income tax rates for residents are progressive from 0% to 30%, and nonresidents are taxed at a flat rate of 30%.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Bangladesh

VAT is levied on the supply of goods and provision of services, and the import of goods or services.

The standard VAT rate is 15%, with certain exceptions for specified services.

Social Security in Bangladesh

Social security encompasses old age pensions, disability pensions, survivor allowance, cash sickness and maternity benefits, medical benefits, death benefits, work injury and death compensation, and disability benefits.

Employers, employees, and self-employed individuals are not required to contribute. The government covers these expenses.

Work Visas Bangladesh

Here is work visa information for Bangladesh, download our guide for an extensive breakdown.

Business visitors can enter the country with a Category "B" visa (Business Visa) or Category “T” visa (Tourist Visa), depending on the type of business activities they intend to perform.

The Category “B” visa is suitable for business travelers and business representatives conducting trade or commerce activities, while the Category “T” visa is used by business travelers attending a seminar, symposium, or study tour.

Both visas permit stays of 30 or 90 days.

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