Reducing Excessive Mobile Sector-Specific Taxation Would Promote Connectivity, Economic Growth, Investment and Fiscal Stability in the Region
GSMA Report Highlights Impact of Taxation on Mobile Connectivity in Latin America (Photo: Business Wire)
BOGOTÁ, Colombia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GSMA today announced findings from its latest report, ‘Taxing Mobile Connectivity in Latin America: A review of mobile sector taxation and its impact on digital inclusion’. The report provides an overview of the tax and fee regime applied to mobile services and its impact on the affordability of mobile and investment in Latin America. While recognising the need of governments to balance the competing objectives of revenue maximisation and growth, the study explores how mobile sector taxation can raise the affordability barrier in the region, undermining digital inclusion efforts. It also discusses how uncertain and complex taxation regimes affect operators’ ability to invest in infrastructure rollout.
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