SC restores taxes on mobile phone prepaid cards

SC bars all cellular companies from charging additional taxes

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) Wednesday restored of all taxes charged by cellular service companies on mobile phone prepaid cards .
Reading out short order, Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that the apex court would not interfere in the matters of public revenue and tax collection.
The court also withdrew the stay order placed on the collection of mobile phone taxes and disposed off the suo motu case.
In June 2018, the apex court had suspended the deduction of taxes on prepaid cards provided by mobile phone service providers.
In earlier proceedings, the apex court had been informed by the counsel for Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) that Rs90 billion in taxes were not collected due to the suspension of one point of tax collection law.
In June 2018, under former CJP Justice (retd) Saqib Nisar, the Supreme Court had taken suo motu notice and ordered suspension in deduction of taxes prepaid on mobile phone scratch cards.

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