Kathmandu, August 20
Development Committee in the House of Representatives has directed the government to impose tax on Facebook advertisements among other paid contents published on social media.
Whereas the government is under fire from members of the public, stakeholders and lawmakers for expanding the tax range of late, the Committee today issued the directive that advertisements on Facebook, Twitter and other social media be brought under the jurisdiction of tax system as their market is expanding everyday.
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Ministry of Finance have been directed to regulate the social media-based advertising market.
Meanwhile, the Committee also directed the Ministry of Communications to submit a report within next 15 days about improvements in Nepal Telecom’s services including 4D coverage and optical fibre network.
Source: Online Khabar