India nixes plan to tax GPRS handsets at a higher rate

05/1/2007 | (U.K.)

Indian officials have decided against classifying GPRS handsets as a radio navigational apparatus, which would have levied a 34% tax on the devices. The industry was preparing for a 20% to 25% price increase on high-end GPRS-enabled handsets, but that will be avoided given the handsets now fall under the mobile-phone category.

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