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Nigeria Government Introduce Tax on Voice Calls

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The Nigeria Government plan to introduce tax on vice calls, sms, mms, pay-tv and data connection has been exposed.Experts have exposed the proposed communications tax bill before the 8th National Assembly, describing the bill as evidence that the Nigeria Government “isn’t sensitive to the plight of the people”.

Executive Creative Director of Noah’s Ark, Mr. Lanre Adisa while lending its voice on the issue, pleaded with the Nigeria Government to look for ways of diversifying the economy by providing constant power supply and empowering the Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs (SMSEs) rather than further inflicting hardship on the people through voice calls and pay TV tax.

If the proposed communications tax bill is passed to law, telecoms subscribers in Nigeria may be facing tougher times in the months ahead. The bill, entitled ‘Communication Service Tax Bill (“CST” or the “Bill”) 2015’, seeks to enforce, charge and collect communication service tax (CST) on all electronic communication services at nine per cent which will be borne by subscribers.


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