Mobile, Internet and TV bills will increase

Mobile, Internet and TV bills will increase

Turkey's government bulletin Resmi Gazete has issued a new decree, signed by President Erdoğan, to raise the Special Communications Tax (ÖİV) from 7.5 to 10 percent. This type of special tax, increased immediately by a third, applies to the following services:

  • All types of mobile communications (calls, SMS, Internet)
  • Broadcasting radio and television broadcasts via satellite and cable platforms
  • Wired, wireless and mobile Internet 
  • Other electronic communications services

As the Turkish media have already calculated in their economic columns, the monthly bill for these services in a family of 4 will increase on average by 50-55 lira.

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