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Government Orders Telcos to Reverse Direct Deduction of 9% CST

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Information reaching nsemwoha.com indicates government has asked Telecommunications firms in Ghana to reverse the direct deduction of the Communications Services Tax, CST recently implemented.

The directive comes as a vast majority of Ghanaians have spoken against the direct deductions.

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Effective October 1st, 2019, a 9% increment from a previous 6% of CST was deducted from subscribers of various Telcos unlike at first where the telcos used to bear the entire 6% CST, or at least didn’t deduct it directly.

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This directive means Ghanaians will get exactly the credit they top up but may pay the tax in some other form such as increased cost per minute call time or cost per megabyte of internet data.

Source: nsemwoha.com