12% tax on data will drive up costs for businesses

A subscriber in the process of loading Internet bundles. The 12 per cent tax on Internet data is a new tax measure in the next financial year starting July 1. PHOTO/RACHEL MABALA

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Stifling Internet access. The 12% tax on data will make consumption of internet very expensive for businesses that are sagging under the burden of Covid-19 effects

Pressures from the Covid-19 pandemic have elevated the digital economy as a safer means of doing business. Due to health and safety concerns from the coronavirus, online transactions and businesses have become the norm.

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