Good News for Mobile Services Users in Pakistan No more mobile tax will be deducted on balance recharge.
Supreme Courts have suspended all mobile taxes which was deducted by Mobile companies and Federal board of revenue too. Today chief justice Saqib Nisar, Hearing case for deduction of mobile phone companies balance deduction in terms of tax. At Lahore, registry Court bench contains 3 members and chaired by CJP Saqib Nisar. CJP Saqib Nisar given two days ultimatum for applying the decision within two days and need to make policy for tax system on depends on the usage of mobile services.
During the hearing of the suo motu notice case, FBR chairman appeared before in Supreme Court Lahore registry. “At least 13 crore people use the mobile phones while the tax deduction is the personal act of the companies. Only 5 percent people in the country pay the taxes.”
Currently Companies are charges following percentages from customers, the consumers are paying 42 percent tax, including 19.5 percent FED, 12.5 percent WHT and 10 percent service/ maintenance charges on every Rs.100 card.
The CJP took the notice on May 3 and had issued notices to the federal government and cellular companies, asking “under which head an amount of Rs40 is being charged on every Rs100 recharge.”