Broadband, mobile bills go up from next month


New Delhi: Brace for higher broadband and mobile bills from next month as GST (Goods and Services Tax) kicks in from July 1.

Telecom services have been put under the 18 per cent bracket under the new tax regime compared to the 15 per cent tax levied in the pre-GST regime.

Mobile bills too will increase. The GST rate of 18 per cent for telecom services has left the industry disappointed.

However, cable and DTH (Direct-To-Home) bills are likely to come down in many states as so far these services attracted an entertainment tax in the range of 10-30 per cent over and above the service tax levy of 15 per cent.

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