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Telecom to stop upfront deductions on Tuesday

The Chamber of Telecommunications in Ghana has revealed that telecom organisations have resolved to deduct the 9% Communication Service tax from call times instead of the upfront deductions.

A statement by the chamber, earlier, stated that the telcos will rather apply the tax through a tariff adjustment programme which takes effect November 26, 2019.

The statement added that mobile industry considers the upfront deduction legal and implemented the current CST based on alignment with how the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) calculates and charges the CST but has decided to stop upfront deduction.

Going forward, the upfront deduction will stop also. When you load your airtime, you’ll get the same amount. The taxes will be deducted as and when you use the airtime.”

by: Naa Anyema

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