Mobile data providers begin applying VAT from Feb. 1


– DSL cost unaffected

The cost for mobile data services in Guyana will begin attracting 14% Value-Added Tax with effect from February 1, 2017.

Telecommunication companies; Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) and Digicel (Guyana) both announced this change over the last 24-hours.

GTT in a statement on Tuesday said the company will apply the 14% VAT to mobile data and dedicated internet business services, while promising to absorb the VAT on DSL internet service.

“We recently changed the prices for our internet plans to offer more value to our customers and we want our customers to continue to enjoy the higher speeds without the 14% VAT at this time,” GTT stated.

Landline services will now attract 14% VAT, down from the initial 16%, the company said.