Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has revealed plans to increase the Communications Service Tax (CST) to 9% from the current level of 6%, reports Business World Ghana. Announcing the proposal in the mid-year budget review statement, the minister said the higher rate is intended to ‘develop the foundation for the creation of a viable technology ecosystem in the country’. The tax was introduced in 2008 at an ad valorem rate of 6% and is levied on charges for the use of communication services provided by operators in the country.
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