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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.


4 Responses to New cell-phone tax

  1. Angus B Post
    Angus B Post June 15, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    How dem could get whatsapp tax? Is that legal? He mean tax digicel& lime/flow?

  2. cecil P June 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    that’s a very good question A .B it’s like this what ever u can get free they will try to hit u up for it .they is old saying nothing is free these days . my sister-in -law use what’s app in T. O and robbers want her to pay for it .she call up robbers and robbers told her its a third-party so she had to pay $50 bucks and like u said it suppose to be free

  3. some guy June 16, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Did you 2 even read the article? Or listen to the full context of what was said? It’s a tax on airtime. I.e minutes used for voice.

  4. Patrick Blackman June 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Great news … absolutely great news, now we can spend the time to be active in society instead of talking crap all day.


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