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12:00 AM, July 02, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 02, 2015

Mobile talk a bit cheaper

The use of mobile phones became 2 percentage points cheaper from today after the government slashed the supplementary duty down to 3 percent.

Earlier on June 5, the government introduced a 5 percent supplementary duty on all mobile services including voice calls, text and picture messages and data.

The National Board of Revenue issued a notice yesterday, instructing all operators to implement the new rate.

Before this, subscribers paid just the 15 percent value-added tax on their usage but now, they will also have to pay 3 percent supplementary duty.

The government is likely to earn around Tk 800 crore from the move, said a senior executive of a mobile phone operator.

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