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MTN Implements Reduced Mobile Money Tax

MTN Uganda has today (Saturday 17th November, 2018) implemented the revised tax measures on mobile money transactions – from 1% to 0.5% on withdrawals only. The implementation comes after the assenting of the Excise Duty (Amendment) Act (2018) into law by President Yoweri Museveni. This Act reduces the tax that went into

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Social Media Tax Protest: Bobi Wine’s ‘Kanyama’ Arrested

Kyadondo East MP and singer Bobi Wine’s friend popularly known as Eddy Mutwe has been arrested over his involvement in Wednesday’s Social Media and Mobile Money taxes protest. A group of activists led by Bobi Wine held a protest in the city centre on Wednesday against the much criticized taxes. Kampala Metropolitan

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Museveni Directs that All Those Who Paid 1% Mobile Money Tax be Refunded

President Yoweri Museveni has directed that all those people who were earlier deducted the 1% Mobile Money Tax while making transaction be refunded. The president said the 1% mobile money tax came by mistake. “Parliament, when it reconvenes, will be requested to correct it. The ones whose deductions had been made on

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Museveni Speaks Out on Social Media, Mobile Money Taxes

President Yoweri Museveni has spoken out on the much criticized Social Media and Mobile Money taxes that took effect on 1st July 2018. Below is his statement, which was shared on his official Facebook page; Dear Ugandans, Greetings. I am using social media to share with you the reasons for the social-media tax and

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