Sindh govt slaps 19.5pc sales tax on internet

The provincial government in Sindh has decided to put a significant 19.5pc sales tax on internet and broadband services.

“The Sindh Revenue Board has withdrawn the exemption of sales tax on services from internet and/or broadband services with effect from July 1, 2019,” said a notification of the Sindh Revenue Board (SRB).

The notification will come in effect for all internet buying since July 1, and all customers, irrespective of speed or volume will have to pay an across the board 19.5% tax.

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“Internet and broadband services of up to 2 mbps speed and 4 mbps speed, the charges for which did not exceed Rs1,500 per month and Rs2,500 per month respectively, were exempt from sales tax, the said exemption has been withdrawn with effect from July 1, 2019,” the notification went on to read.

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