Effect of GST on Mobile Phone Prices in India
Effect on GST on Your Mobile Phone Bills
The telecom sector however is likely to bear the burden of the GST regime. Earlier telecom was subject to a 15% service tax and in contrast now it will be subject to a new 18% GST tax rate. In simple terms the burden will be beared by the final end user. If a person is a post paid user with a bill of INR 1000, you will be paying Rs. 30 extra.
And even if you are a prepaid subscriber and you get a recharge done for INR Rs 100 you will get a talk time of Rs 82.20 instead of the previous 83.96. So that means that your mobile bills will have to bear the burden of 3% net effect on tax. Also all the major plans like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea will also change the prices or either reduce their services at the same rate.