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Gov’t proposes to drop OTT

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has proposed to abolish the payment of Over the Top Tax (OTT) under the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The Bill scheduled for tabling on the floor of Parliament by the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija also proposes the re-introduction of excise duty …

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Research questions relevance of social media tax

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two years after Uganda introduced a special tax on the access to social media sites, a new survey shows that the move has not achieved what it was meant to. In July 2018, the government introduced a levy of 200 Shillings per day on …

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Human Rights Commission asks government to suspend OTT

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission has asked government to amend the law introducing Over the Top tax and suspend it during the electoral period in order to make internet more affordable and accessible. Dr. Katebalirwa Amooti Irumba, the acting chairman of the commission told …

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URA: Abolish OTT, tax mobile data

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General Doris Akol has called for the amendment, and in other cases abolition of several tax laws, including the OTT (Over-the-top media service). She has also called for an amendment of the Tax Procedure Act to allow for installment …

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ANALYSIS: MPs salaries

Unlocking the facts, myth, secrets after Supreme Court ruling Kampala, Uganda | JULIAN SABIITI | If for once Uganda were considered a corporation where performance is measured on the basis of return on investment, the next meeting of shareholders would be the stormiest in this corporation’s history. The Chief Executive …

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Supreme Court ruling on MP salaries

Hopefully it will reactivate the stalled process to get a salary review commission which has been long overdue COMMENT | Cissy Kagaba | We are pleased with the decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the 2016 ruling of the Constitutional Court decision that impugned Section 5 of the Parliament …

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MTN secures data, OTT deal for parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament is to pay the Over the Top-OTT Tax and provide monthly data bundles for each legislator. A document seen by our reporter shows that parliament will pay the monthly sh6000 for OTT alias social media tax and sh30,000 for 5GB data bundles for …

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