Mobile operators evading SIM tax

The officials from the National Board of Revenue (NBR) have alleged that the mobile phone operators in Bangladesh evade SIM tax, by hiding the number of their actual subscriber base. The NBR officials said that some investigations of the board had revealed that lots of mobile numbers, from different operators, were found “active”, while as per their submitted database, those numbers were supposedly

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SIM tax weighs down telecom growth: analysts

The tax on new mobile connections is the main constraint to achieving the government’s vision of a ‘Digital Bangladesh’, said the head of the parliamentary standing committee on telecom ministry yesterday.
“The Tk 800 tax on SIM cards is inhumane, and it should be removed,” said Hasanul Haq Inu, addressing a seminar, Telecom for the Common Man and the ICT Industry, at

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