Notice Of Effect Of Increase In Communication Service Tax On Telecommunication Charges Following The Amendment Of The Communications Service Tax (CST), Act 754
Accra, September 14, 2019 – The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications on behalf of its members – AirtelTigo, MTN and Vodafone – wishes to notify its esteemed customers and the general public of the increase in Communication Service Tax. The government as part of the 2019 mid-year budget review amended the Act referenced above increasing CST from six per cent to nine per cent. CST, as specified in Act 998, is a consumer tax and will thus have to be borne by consumers. This will require modifications of what customers pay in total for communication services.