20 Paisa Tax on Each SMS, GST Lowered to 19%, Sim Activation Tax Slash

Federal Budget year 2009-2010 didn’t bring exiting news for Telecom and IT industry. There are few major things that we want to communicate at this point of time

* 20 Paisa Tax is imposed on each SMS – killing all packages. Meaning that for subscriber, minimum price for an SMS would be 20 paisas (that will go into Govt’s pocket)

* GST has brought down to 19 percent from 21 percent. Industry demand was to bring GST down to 16 pecent

* SIM Activation tax has been slashed by 50 percent, now new SIM Activation tax will be Rs. 250 which was previously Rs. 500. Industry had demanded to cut SIM activation tax by 100 percent.

* Regulatory duty from handsets has been slashed, while custom duty has been brought down to Rs. 250. Meaning that total of Rs. 250 will be applied as taxes on each handset import.

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now expect deceptive marketing like this:

Get Unlimited SMS for 3 Rs. per Day*

* - 20 paisa Govt Tax will be applicable on each SMS

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now expect deceptive marketing like this:

Get Unlimited SMS for 3 Rs. per Day*

* - 20 paisa Govt Tax will be applicable on each SMS

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That’d suck :confused:

I’d be better off paying 20 paisas to Mr. Zardari for single SMSes when i need to send text.

Bull #$%# .. zardari will be now known as Mr.20% :S

What will happen to my bundle SMS which has month validity.

As I remember Pakistan is 2nd in SMS food. Now it will come down to x22222...

from 1st july 2009

yeah till first July lets send more and more SMS lol :D and get sawab by kick ass of Zardai :P

Hey guyz my birthday iz on 1st July...

Dont forget to wish me Mr Zardari