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Telcos seek tax credit refund, reduction in levies ahead of Budget 2023

The telecom sector says that over a third of their earnings is currently paid to the government as levies

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The sector is also seeking a tax-credit refund of Rs 32,000 crore

BS Web Team New Delhi
The telecom industry plans to negotiate with the government on levies including license fees and charges to the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) as part of their recommendations for the upcoming 2023-2024 budget, reported The Economic Times. The license fee currently is 8 per cent of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) where 5 per cent of it is contributed to USOF. The sector is also seeking a tax-credit refund of Rs 32,000 crore, according to ET.

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) is vouching for provisions to enhance the telecom sector's financial viability. 

The recommendations will leave more funds with

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First Published: Dec 26 2022 | 5:20 PM IST

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