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Digicel Barbados vows to absorb mobile services tax hike

Tuesday 12 January 2016 | 11:22 CET | News
Digicel Barbados has vowed to absorb the increase in VAT on mobile services implemented by the government. On 01 January the government increased VAT on voice and other transmissions from mobile phones from 17.5 percent to 22 percent in a bid to raise BBD 14 million a year for the funding of university scholarships. The range of services to be covered by the new tax includes the use of the internet and other transmissions that facilitate email, WhatsApp, Skype and more. Digicel said it would comply fully with the changes in support of the government's education initiative, but would refrain

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Digicel Barbados
Countries: Barbados
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