Category: Telecommunication Service

SIM cards, handsets: Scheme of taxation legally impermissible, argue CMOs

Three leading cellular operators have made a joint representation to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) that the scheme of taxation contemplated by the Ninth Schedule of the Sales Tax Act 1990 in relation to both items – SIM cards and handsets – is legally impermissible and unconstitutional and practically… – Continue reading

COAI submits Budget recommendations to government

The Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) has submitted a budget recommendations to the government which include suggestions on central value added tax (CENVAT) Credit, deductibility of spectrum fees paid and tax withholding on distributors margin on sale of SIM cards and prepaid vouchers among many others. The recommendations said… – Continue reading