Tuesday
January 29
2019

Ugandans continue to boycott OTT tax, transact less mobile money

By Isaiah Mwebaze

A substantial number of Ugandans on the internet have refused to or withdrawn from paying Over the top (OTT) or social media and mobile money taxes which were introduced at the beginning of the 2018/19 financial year, a ‘third-quarter communication industry report’ indicates has revealed.

According to the report, when a daily OTT tax of Shs200 per sim card was introduced in July 2018, over 8 million people paid the tax, but this number, in August, reduced by 1.2 million people to about 6.9 million then to about 6.8 in September.

Photo courtesy of Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion.

Source: Eagle Online (link opens in a new window)

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Finance
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digital finance, digital payments, mobile money, social media, taxes, telecommunications