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June 13, 2018
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Pay 100, get 100 on every mobile phone charge from midnight today

ISLAMABAD: Complying with the Supreme Court orders, the cellular companies have announced to provide relief to their consumers by not  charging tax on pre-paid mobile cards and easyload, Geo News reported citing the sources.

The FBR sources said consumers can get complete Rs 100 credit on charging every Rs 100 pre-paid mobile card and easyload with effect from midnight today.

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Earlier, the consumers were getting Rs64.38 against Rs100 mobile card and easyload after tax deduction.

The telecom companies are providing relief to the consumers for 15 days and after it a new mechanism of tax deduction would be formulated with the officials of FBR.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar suspended the ‘exorbitant tax deductions' from mobile phones pre-paid calling cards and easy load by companies as the apex court gave a two-day deadline to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to follow the orders pertaining to the suspension.

“Rs38.08 are deducted on a prepaid mobile card of Rs100,” Chief Justice Nisar remarked. “This is illegal.” “How can tax be received from a person who does not come in the tax net? It is illegal to provide Rs64.38 to a person who charges Rs100 card in his phone. A comprehensive policy should be made over the tax deduction,” directed the court.

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