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The Stamp Act, 1899

( ACT NO. II OF 1899 )

Chapter II


D.- Of Valuations for Duty.

Conversion of amount expressed in foreign currencies.
20. (1) Where an instrument is chargeable with ad volorem duty in respect of any money expressed in any currency other than that of Bangladesh, such duty shall be calculated on the value of such money in the currency of Bangladesh according to the current rate of exchange on the day of the date of the instrument.
(2) The Government may, from time to time, by notification in the official Gazette, prescribe a rate of exchange for the conversion of British or any foreign currency into the currency of Bangladesh for the purposes of calculating stamp-duty, and such rate shall be deemed to be the current rate for the purposes of sub-section (1).

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