Observations and commentary on the telecom sector in Africa & the Middle East
Monday, 7 November 2011
Taxing issue (AME)
A GSMA study has found 21 states that levy airtime taxes in addition to general sales taxes, including 12 in sub-Saharan Africa, up from six in 2007. Consumers in Turkey continue to pay the most airtime tax at 43 percent, followed by the Gabon at 36 percent, Uganda at 30 percent and Tanzania and the DRC at 28 percent.