Government Waives Sales Tax on Replacement of SIMs
A high level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Tuesday decided to waive of sales tax on replacement of SIMs during the period from 12th January to 28th February, 2015, charged by FBR.
The meeting was attended by Minister of State for IT Anusha Rehman, mobile phone operators, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Ministry of IT, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Interior regarding re-verification of mobile phone SIMs in the country with particular focus on fiscal aspects of the issues faced by the telecom sector.
Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar also said the reduction of taxes would be incorporated in the budgetary proposals for consideration as the budget-making process.
A media campaign/SMS broadcast will be carried out for customers to get their SIMs re-verified, the meeting was informed. The meeting concluded with the resolve that all stakeholders would contribute their best for re-verification process of SIMs for the success of National Action Plan.