Will there be VAT on your mobile bill?

Will there be VAT on your mobile bill?

13 Dec 2017

Read on to find out!

2018 is just around the corner, which means so is VAT!

A five percent Value Added Tax will be added to many goods and services come new year, and yes, telecommunication services will be subject to the tax.

For postpaid customers, five percent VAT will be added to their total monthly bill, while prepaid customers will continue to recharge as normal. The five per cent VAT will apply on the usage of their credit towards services.

"We are taking all necessary measures to educate our customers so that they are fully aware of the government directives regarding VAT and the way that it will impact their telecommunications spend," said Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, reports Khaleej Times.

"The introduction of VAT is a step forward towards a greater future for the UAE, and we want to ensure our customers are aware of their contribution towards this." 

Will you be cracking down on your mobile usage once the tax comes into effect? Let us know in the comments below!