Croatia ditches special mobile tax

31 Oct 2011

Croatia’s parliament has voted to abolish a 6% ‘special tax’ on mobile network service revenues, effective from 1 January 2012. The tax was introduced in August 2009 as a measure to help plug the public deficit, and was applicable to voice, SMS and MMS services. Earlier this month the government said that a consequence of the tax was a reduction of investments by mobile operators, while scrapping the levy should lead to cheaper prices for consumers.