Telcos To Charge Customers 9% Communication Service Tax From October 1

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications on behalf of its members – AirtelTigo, MTN and Vodafone – has announced that from October 1, 2019, it will start charging its customers 9% Communication Service Tax.

According to the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, “CST, as specified in Act 998, is a consumer tax and will thus, have to be borne by consumers. This will require modifications of what customers pay in total for communication services.”

The statement also added that the 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.

Read the full statement below:

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