New cell-phone tax
Effective August 1, 2015, it will cost more to make calls on cell-phones.
Finance Minister Chris Sinckler announced that a mobile-airtime excise duty would be imposed at $0.03 per minute for both service providers LIME and Digicel.
The telecommunication companies will collect the tax and pay the funds to the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA).
The government was expected to earn $32.7 million in revenue from the measure annually.