Tax on mobile phone top-ups restored from today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered to restore Taxes on mobile phone top-ups from Saturday. Therefore users will receive only Rs 77.19 on a recharge of Rs 100.

The apex court allowed cellular companies to deduct levies on top-ups of prepaid cards.

Former Chief Justice of Pakistan barred companies to charge levies taxes on top-ups after which customers were able to get full amount balance on top-up.

The apex court revised the verdict and issued an order to restore mobile phone top-up taxes which were barred from last year June.

A three-member bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa gave a verdict on the revised deal on April 24 that the SC will not intervene in public revenue and tax collection matters pertaining to advance tax on mobile phone top-up card case.
The Punjab government told the court that it was unable to collect Rs 80 billion of revenue because of the suspension of mobile phone taxes.

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