Uzbekistan Government to Raise Mobile Number Fee Issue

Uzbekistan Government to Raise Mobile Number Fee Issue

According to the Deputy Finance Minister Vycheslav Pak, the government of Uzbekistan will not eliminate fee for the use of a mobile number by legal entities providing communication services. Uzbekistan Government to Raise Mobile Number Fee Issue

The Deputy Finance Minster said that Uzbekistan government has not yet highlighted the issue of eliminating fee. The issue is about to raise by the government.

Uzbekistan Government to Raise Mobile Number Fee Issue

He further added that:

This is separate type of payment, it does not apply to targeted payments to public funds. Let’s just say, this is a certain indirect tax, and this practice exist in many countries of the world.

Guzal Islamova, the Dupty Director of the National Project Management(NAPU) under the president of Uzbekistan stated that the fee for the use of mobile number is not a national tax. She further explained that this payment is not even a compulsory payment.

According to Guzal Islamova, this perception predict the elimination of general taxes, rather than the individual taxes. These issue raises during the tax code discussion.

This idea of the fee for the use of subscribers number by legal entities, providing  mobile communication services was first introduced in Uzbekistan in 2012. Now, the fee for the use of mobile number is 4 thousands soums.

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