Product price and VAT have to be displayed separately in the label, said National Board of Revenue.
The revenue authority said if price and VAT are not shown separately, VAT cannot be claimed from the consumers.
The directive signed by Kazi Farid Uddin, first secretary (VAT policy) of the NBR on October 4.
The directive was also confirmed by the NBR officials while talking to the journalists on Monday.
According to the directive, from now on, there should be a system of printing invoices like EFD and no so-called settlement or draft invoice can be issued.
The order further said the matter will be added to clause (ga) of paragraph 2 of the order issued on June 23, 2019.
It instructed that all the price details with quantity of goods or services supplied should be displayed in Bangladeshi taka.
The prices of foods and VAT should be written in the list earlier, not while making bills so the customers understand the total amount they have to pay before ordering foods or services.
There is a 10 percent VAT on foods in AC restaurants or fast food shops and 7.5 percent VAT on foods sold at non-AC restaurants.