telecommunication tax

Tax on telecommunications to be investigated

This is among six possible reforms the Government will be investigating as part of the continuation of the Medium Term Reform Strategy in 2019.

According to the 2019 National Budget Volume 1 Economic and Development Policies, the Government says the aim of the tax will not be to discourage the use of voice and text.

It says since mobile telephony has become an important part of the consumption basket, there is an opportunity for the sector to make a further contribution to funding the country’s development aspirations.