The government of Guinea is planning to introduce a new tax on SMS and mobile data services on 1 February 2016 as part of widespread changes to the Finance Act 2016, reports Guineenews, citing a statement from Budget Minister Mohamed Lamine Doumbouya. According to the report, a tax of GNF10 (USD0.0013) will be introduced on text messages, while the additional fee for mobile internet access will be 5% of the overall cost of the subscription package. The new levy follows the introduction of a GNF1 per second tax on fixed and mobile telephony calls on 1 July 2015.
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