I cant really say for sure if thats a thing, phone tax levied on phone customers, yeah yeah we all know taxes are levied during the cost of production but am not sure i have ever heard more taxes paid after the phone has been bought and more that the tax levied is up to 30% of the price of the phone. thats so outrageous and the government is killing us.
what better way to make money this days by the cameroon government than to increase or create new taxes. this days, the youths around the world are more digitized and whats the best way to be digitized on the move other than a good smart phone.
with this on mind, the cameroon government is taking that as advantage and creating a new tax that is been implemented on new phones that are been bought by cameroonians okay okay okay cut me some slacks not really like Cameroonians per se, but any phone entering cameroon will be charged 30% of the cost price of the phone. they further added that anyone on roaming wont have to pay the 30% tax knowing very well its such an expensive idea. they Cameroon government has to stop pushing the youths into tight corners and taking the little air they have left and allowing them little or nothing to make for themselves to survive talk less of something to safe.
The government says they will be able to track the emei code of the phone which in return they will determine the cost of the phone and sent to the carrier as a message how much to pay as tax and how they can pay it.
i kind of think this is crazy because its like an open way of saying we are going to spy on our citizens and take away their privacy without them having a say on that, some people say its now the time for us to pay for the low quality laptops that where given to cameroonians youths as presidential grants which the government said one of the laptops was valued at 350,000frs but laptop experts valued the cost of the laptop at 35,000frs which is approximately $80.
Most of the youths are furious on social media using the harsh tag #nophonetax and i think they are more frustrated because phones nowadays are a better to reach the world easily and make some money out of it.
i think the government has to give us a reason for the implementation of this tax and even if the tax is to be allowd, the tax rate should be dropped to about 3%. saving to buy a phone now has been increased to 30% of the cost price of the phone.
please lets hear what you think about this new tax in the comment section below.
byeee guys have a great week