Chad exempts internet services from cellco tax

13 Jan 2020

The Chadian government has exempted fixed communications and internet services from a levy on monthly turnover as part of its 2020 budget, approved by parliament in late December 2019. The new budget – officially the Finance Act 2020 – revised Article 28 of the document to exclude fixed communications and internet services from an 18% tax on the monthly revenue reported by mobile operators. Separately, the bill adjusted the tax structure for towers (Article 826) so that sites in areas targeted by the universal service fund (USF) are no longer subject to fees, which range up to XAF2.5 million (USD4,240) per year, depending on the location.

Chad, ARCEP (Chad)