The government reduces the communication tax from 9% to 5%

Following fiscal policy proposals in the Mid-Year Budget Review for 2019, the Government of Ghana passed laws to increase the rate of Communications Service Tax (CST) from 6% to 9% and to abolish the Luxury Vehicle Levy.

The increment was met with public backlash as the various Telcos reviewed prices for data and talk time.

The government has further reviewed its CST policy and has reduced the tax from 9% to 5% lower than its initial rate of 6%.

The various Telcos are review their prices to reflect the new rate. However, MTN has issued a statement to its customers to review its prices effective 15th September, 2020.

The other Telcos i.e. Vodafone, AirtelTigo, and Glo are yet to respond to the new rates from the government.

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