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Afghan government collects 78mn from newly levied telecom tax

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Afghan government collects 78mn from newly levied telecom tax

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) reported Saturday that 78mn AFN had been collected since the government levied a 10% tax against communication services.

The new tax regulation directly affects mobile phone subscribers. The public was up-in-arms over government’s new 10% tax and had voiced concerns about the possibility of the money being embezzled.

Meanwhile, Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) assured the public that the Ministry was jointly working with the MCIT to ensure close monitoring of tax collection procedure with the help of modern technology installed.

 Minister of Communication and Information Technology Abdul Razaq Wahidi said that the government was working to reduce internet prices.

“Internet prices will be reduced in the near future… hopefully by 20%,” said Minister Wahidi.

The Afghan government also warned telecom companies against violating the law and said that any company found guilty of tax irregularities will face legal action along with huge fines.

According to reports, up to 23mn Afghans have access to communication services.



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