Mobile ownership tax extended to post-paid SIMs and recharges

3 Aug 2020

The Nepalese government’s Finance Bill for fiscal year 2020/21 extended the ‘mobile ownership fee’ to new post-paid SIMs and recharge cards with effect from 16 July, reports Nepal Post Daily. The 2% tax previously applied only to pre-paid SIM cards, while a one-time fee of NPR500 (USD4.13) was levied on post-paid SIM purchases. In addition to the ownership tax, mobile recharges are also subject to a 13% telecommunication service fee and 13% VAT.