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Stop upfront ‘talk tax’ deductions – Communications Ministry orders Telcos


Telecommunication companies in the country have been ordered to cease the instant deduction of the Communications Service Tax also known as Talk Tax.

“To minimize the negative impact of the current mode of deduction of the CST, the Ministry of Communications hereby directs the immediate implementation of the following measure: CST should be treated the same way VAT, NHIL, GETFUND levy and all other taxes and levies imposed on entities doing business in Ghana are treated. This extraordinary upfront deductions of CST and notification of same to the subscribers must stop with immediate effect,” the Ministry of Communications directed.

The directive was captured in a letter the Ministry wrote to the National Communications Authority (NCA) and sighted by


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