Afghanistan Signs Contract for Transparency of Phone Top-Up Tax

Afghan government on Thursday signed a contract to establish a system that would ensure transparency of the collection of a 10 percent tax on mobile phone top-ups.

The statement said that the system would ensure also transparency of revenues earned by telecom companies.

The deal was signed between Afghan Minister of Communications and Information Technology Shahzada Gul Aryoubi and Joshua Ji, head of the contracting company in a ceremony in presidential palace in Kabul that was attended also by President Ashraf Ghani.

The system, called Real Time Data Management, is expected to deliver real information on mobile phone tax collection as it will have access to telecom companies’ systems, according to an official statement.

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