NPP gov’t introduces new call tax of over GHC 1.40 for every 20 cedis and…
The ruling New Patriotic Party government is in with the much awaited call tax. Be in formed that a whooping 9% is charged on every credit airtime bought.
This is an increase in communication service tax.CST, which is now at 9%, will be applied to any recharge purchase. For every GH¢ 1 of recharge purchased, a 9% CST fee will be charged leaving GhS0.91 for purchase of products and services.
All services that take the form of airtime usage like call, data, text messaging et al shall be affected. This was as announced by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta in the supplementary budget.
This new communication service tax is just few days away to be effective. October 1st 2019 is the effective date for its implementation.
The minority in parliament has described this move as NPP’s smart move in robbing Peter to pay Paul. They say this is regressive and an insult to the financial situation.
Ealier, newsnowgh revealed a prediction by the minority in parliament. The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament has predicted tax on mobile money transactions in the 2018 budget statement. This however did not happen.