Uganda approves 1% social media tax

IT News Africa

The controversial new law serves Ugandans who use the internet messaging services including WhatsApp to be charged a daily tax. Mobile money transactions will also be taxed, with a 1% levy on the total value of each transaction.

What this means for social users is that in addition to purchasing a mobile phone and Internet access data bundles, users will now be subjected to a daily tax of Shs 200 (approximately $ 0.05c). This will affect users of platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram and Skype among many others.

Source: IT News Africa


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