• publish: 26 November 2017
  • time: 2:33 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 5228

Unlike lower house, Afghan upper house approves 10% tax on telecommunication services

Contrary to the move by MPs in lower house to refuse the 10% tax on telecommunication services earlier, Afghan upper house approved the tax law today.  

MPs in lower house had earlier revoked the tax law on telecommunication services claiming there was not a transparent system to collect the tax and supervise it.

However, Afghan senators today approved the tax law, saying it would lead to the country’s budget deficit otherwise.

They however confirmed lack of transparency in collecting and supervising the tax, but ask for an accountable system be made by ministry of communication and information technology.

The tax law was signed by president Ashraf Ghani and went into effect almost two years ago.

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