Federal Government Silently Imposed 14% Tax on Internet in Pakistan
The Federal Government of Pakistan has silently imposed a new 14% tax on internet services in Pakistan, including both wireless as well as wireline internet connections. The IT industries, stakeholders and all Pakistanis were thankful to Punjab government for revoking 19.5% General Sales Tax (GST) from internet usage in Punjab. Meanwhile, Federal Government of Pakistan gave this wonderful surprise to them.
On 29th June, 2015, the members of National Assembly suggested 14% Withholding Tax (WHT) on internet services that was approved by the President of Pakistan. Since 1st July, 2015, this new tax became effective. This is the reason why, all mobile network companies of Pakistan are increasing their 3G tariff plans as per the new tax. We have given you the details of Ufone and Mobilink increased up prices of 3G bundles. The details of tax on internet can be read by clicking here. Page No. 365, clause (c), sub-section (b).
14% withholding tax on internet services will now be deducted by all telecom operators on 3G prepaid bundles. The upcoming bill of august 2015 will further give the details of increased internet tax on 3G postpaid bundles. Stay connected with SimsPK FB Page for further updates on this topic.