Delivering mobile connectivity in MENA: A review of mobile sector taxation and licence extension

July 3, 2017 | Connected Society | Middle East and North Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Egypt | Iraq | Jordan | GSMA

The report provides an overview of the tax and fee regime applied to mobile services in seven MENA countries: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, covering key general taxes, such as VAT and corporation tax, as well as sector-specific taxes and regulatory fees. The tax and fee regimes in these countries are compared to international benchmarks through metrics such as tax and fee payments as a share of revenue and the potential impacts of tax reform are discussed. Finally, the benefits of licence extension, renewal and longer duration are discussed.
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