Punjab Slaps 3G/4G, Imposes 19.5% Taxes on Internet Usage
Government of Punjab, through a SRO — also known as mini budgets — has imposed 19.5% tax on internet services over 2 Mbps and for bills exceeding Rs. 1,500 per month, starting tomorrow.
With this, over 56 percent population of Pakistan will be liable to pay service taxes on internet usage for 3G, 4G, broadband, EVO or anything internet communication with speeds exceeding 2 Mbps or/and if the monthly bill for their service exceeds Rs. 1,500 per month.
And this is going to get implemented straight away, starting tomorrow, i.e. May 29th, 2015.
Below is the copy of SRO according to which the tax exemption, that was earlier granted to internet services, has been withdrawn.