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World Bank Calls for Scrapping of OTT Tax World Bank uganda 1

According to the World Bank, scrapping OTT could boost access to coronavirus prevention messages for the vulnerable populations.
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Kadaga, Commissioners Disagree on Payment of OTT for MPs social media tax 3 1

The Speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga says she doesn’t believe that the public should pay OTT for the MPs. While addressing journalists at parliament on Thursday, Kadaga promised to find out those behind the decision and scrutinize the contract.
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Activists Petition Deputy Chief Justice Over Social Media Tax Case eron kiiza 1 Top story

Although the parties in the suit agreed on some legal matters in the case during conferencing before the Constitutional Court Registrar, Sarah Langa in November 2018, the matter hasnt been fixed for hearing.
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Social Media Tax Payers Fall to 6.8M 1

Parliaments Committee on Information and Communication Technology early this month ordered the Information and Communication Technology ICT Ministry to conduct an assessment on the impact of the social media tax.
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Mobile Money Tax Petitioners Drop Telecoms from Suit social media tax 2 1

Following the consensus, Justice Sekaana ordered URA to file written submissions showing why the case should be ruled in their favor.
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Airtel Refunds 1% Mobile Money Tax social media tax 2 1

Sumin Namaganda, the Public Relations Officer, Airtel Uganda, says that the refund process started today. Namaganda declined to reveal further details, saying that Airtel will issue a formal communication.
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Social Media Tax Affects Digital Inclusion –Lawyer 1 3

Juliet Nanfuka, from the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa CIPESA, says that the social media tax excludes vulnerable groups such as women and youth whose opportunities to successful market and growth of business are now limited by the new taxes.
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DPP Sanctions Charges Against Journalists Raymond Mujuni, Joel Ssenyonyi social media tax 1

A reliable police source told URN that the three were added on the charge sheet on which three other suspects have already been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison over the same
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Subscribers Sue URA, Telecoms Over Mobile Money Tax Deposits bank of uganda 2 1 Top story

Through their lawyer, Eron Kiiza, the applicants contend that URA recently admitted that the deduction on mobile money deposits was erroneous.
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Parliament Can't Suspend Mobile Money and Social Media Tax -Kadaga speaker kadaga 1

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has ruled that the Legislature has no capacity to interfere with the implementation of both the Mobile Money and Social Media Tax.
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IT Experts: Use of VPN Risky, Costly social media tax 7 1

Several social media users in Uganda have downloaded Virtual Private Networks VPN as a measure to bypass the 200 shillings Over the Top Taxes OTT, however experts warn that VPNs are more costly and risky.
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Parliament to Review Social Media, Mobile Money Tax new taxes 7 1

The two groups appealed to parliament to reconsider the Excise Duty Amendment Act, 2018 with a view of removing the 200 Shillings over the Top OTT tax, and the 1 percent deduction on mobile money transactions which came into effect on July 1, 2018.
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MPs Collect Signatures to Recall Parliament over Social Media Tax mobile money tax 1 4

A section of Members of Parliament have started collecting 154 signatures from fellow legislators in a bid to recall Parliament from recess over the Social Media and Mobile Money tax.
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From the Hansard: How MPs Debated Social Media and Mobile Money Tax-PART 1 people 1 Top story

As the debate on the new Shilling 200 per day Over the Top OTT commonly known as social media tax and one percent tax on mobile money rages on, Uganda Radio Network traces back the debate by Members of the Tenth Parliament, in which they handled the two taxes. Uganda Radio Network revisits the debate on the taxes and brings you the details of who said what.
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Social Media Tax: Govt to Go for Facebook, Twitter david bahati 1 4

Government introduced a UGX 200 daily tax on social media users and a one percent tax on mobile money transactions. Bahati says the global social networking sites are minting a lot of revenue through advertising from Uganda that government is targeting for taxing.
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Smile Telecom to Pay Social Media Tax for Customers 3

Felix Owilo the Senior Marketing Manager at Smile Telecom, noted that they opted to pay taxes on behalf of its customers because the new social media tax requires that telecom companies either absorb the costs or extend the burden to the client.
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Cabinet Directs Telecoms to Stop Taxing Deposits on Personal Accounts uganda 6 1 Top story

Apart from removing the tax on personal deposits, Bahati says the tax will be enforced as it was passed by parliament. He explained that government will review the new tax where necessary.
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Activists Sue Government Over Social Media Tax eron kiiza 1 1

Each social media user in Uganda is required to pay a daily levy of Shillings 200 to gain access to social media sites like whatsapp, facebook, instagram and telegram among others.
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Mutabazi: Telecom Companies Will Block VPNs social media tax 1 1

Mutabazi told Uganda Radio Network that telecom companies promised and are already blocking VPNs. But he added that there are many VPNs, admitting that not all of them can be blocked.
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Uproar As Social Media Tax Takes Effect 1 Top story

A number of citizens posted on social media that they have defied payment of the social tax by using virtual private networks VPN applications. VPN enables internet users to use data bought from Uganda telecom companies but hide their Internet Protocol IP. The IP addresses are distributed geographically and can be used to identify internet users location. People with VPN unblocked their social media sites without paying tax.
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