The National Board of Revenue (NBR) on Monday directed all the commercial banks to freeze the bank accounts of Robi for the next three days.
The revenue collecting authority of the government gave the directives saying that the telecom operator evaded Tk 18.72 crore Value Added Tax (VAT) and Supplementary Duty (SD).
The Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU) under the Value Added Tax (VAT) wing of the NBR sent letters with the instruction to all the commercial banks, said its commissioner Md Matiur Rahman.
In the letter, the NBR asked all the commercial banks to suspend withdrawal from and depositing of money to the bank accounts of the company.
As per the existing law, commercial banks have to comply with the NBR directive.
The LTU has claimed the VAT on account of unpaid SD as per trial balance worth Tk 10,35,26,095, VAT on space and establishment rent worth Tk 6,74, 83, 761, SD and VAT on less disclosed SIM (subscriber identity module) Tk 81, 06, 202 and unpaid VAT on inter-connection service charge of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited (BTCL) Tk 81, 71, 974.unb