Ministry of Communications Orders Telcos To Stop Instant Deduction Of Communications Service Tax


The Ministry of Communications has ordered the telecommunication companies to cease the instant deduction of the communications service tax (CST).

According to the Ministry of Communications, the CST should be treated the same way VAT, NHIL, GETFUND levy and all other taxes and levies imposed on entities doing business in Ghana are treated.

“This extraordinary upfront deductions of CST and notification of same to the subscribers must stop with immediate effect,” the Ministry of Communications directed.

The Ministry of Communications also added that: “All unused data and voice bundles purchased by subscribers that do not expire and must be rolled over with the next recharge.”

Below is the full statement by the Ministry of Communications:


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