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The New OTT Tax Deal: What’s New?

Four months after the introduction of social media tax, a tax on Over the top (OTT) services, telecom companies have made a key revision, extending the validity of the levy. Since July 1, Ugandans have had to part with Shs 200 daily to access social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook

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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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Speaker Kadaga to Rule on Social Media Tax Bill Tomorrow

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has promised to make a ruling on the proposed excise duty (amendment) bill 2018 in tomorrow's parliamentary sitting. Kadaga made the promise during a plenary session on Wednesday afternoon. The said amendment imposes a Shs. 200/- daily tax on social media and 0.5% tax on every mobile money transaction. This

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Social Media Tax: UCC Says VPNs Will be Blocked

Uganda Communications Commission Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi has said that telecommunication companies will slowly identify and block Virtual Private Networks (VPN) applications that are aiding Ugandans to evade paying the Social Media tax. The social media tax took effect on July 1 at the start of the 2018/2019 financial year, where

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