UK government to slap 20 percent tax on Brits using their phone abroad

Yesterday, the UK government announced its budget for 2017. Buried in the mountain of spending and tax-code changes was the announcement that it intends to start charging VAT (Value Added Tax) on roaming charges that occur outside of the EU. So, if you use your phone in the US or Australia or anywhere that isn’t within the 28-nation bloc, you can now expect to pay an extra 20 percent on your phone bill. Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond said that this was done “to introduce UK VAT on roaming telecoms outside the EU in line with international standard practice”.…

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