ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone companies have deposited Rs 162,149 million on account of GST during the last five years. Cellular companies paid highest Rs 43,202 million in 2011 and the lowest Rs 16,930 in 2013.
According to official data available with this scribe, cellular operators deposited total Rs 162,149 on account of GST during last five years up to April 2014. The year wise break-up is as follows Rs 26,306 million, Rs 29,886m, Rs 43,202m, Rs 42,326m, Rs 16,930m and Rs 3,499 million in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 up to April respectively.
Statistics further reveal that no case of tax evasion surfaced during this period except the case of alleged evasion of tax on inter connect charges. The matter is pending before the Supreme Court.