BUSINESS – New tax for mobile phone top-ups

From 1 June, mobile phone customers in Burma will have to pay commercial tax on any purchases of SIM cards and top-ups following the passing of a new tax law. A five percent tax rate will be applied at purchase, with a 1,000 kyat purchase returning 952 kyat worth of credit. The price of a new SIM card will include the new tariff, according to a press release by telecoms company Telenor.