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5 pc supplementary duty on services thru’ SIM, RUIM

04 June,2015

RTNN News Desk: The government has decided to impose
five percent Supplementary Duty (SD) on the services provided through
SIM and RUIM card of mobile phone.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday proposed the duty while
placing the budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year in Parliament.

“I propose to impose 5 percent supplementary duty on the services
provided through SIM and RUIM card of mobile phone,” he said.

With a view to ensuring the continued development of this mobile
sector, making the IT service easily attainable through mobile phone
and thus ensuring sustainable equitable growth for this sector, he
proposed to levy Tk 100 as SIM tax for both the instances of issuance
and replacement of mobile SIM card.

Presently, for mobile operators, the SIM tax in case of issuance and
replacement of SIM card stands at Tk. 300 and Tk. 100 respectively.

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