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Uganda plans annual pay for social media tax - 7 months ago, 10 Aug 10:17

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Kampala

Uganda is working on a plan that will give customers a window through which they can make annual payments for social media taxes.

Currently, there are only three windows of 24 hours, a week and a month, through which a customer can pay for the tax.

Speaking in an interview, Mr David Bahati, the Finance state minister in charge of Planning, said government, in collaboration with telecoms, was in the process of creating a window that will allow annual payments for the tax.

“We want to make it more convenient that you can buy it for a whole year and forget about it. That is what we are working on with telecom companies,” he said.

In July, government implemented the social media tax, kicking up a storm among users.

Customers have since raised complaints against the tax, key among them, the inconvenient method of payment and how relevant it will be ...
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