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Airtel Uganda refunds 1% mobile money tax

Monday 30 July 2018 | 11:21 CET | News
Airtel Uganda has started refunding customers who paid the 1 percent mobile money tax, reports The Observer.  The tax on mobile money transactions including on withdrawals, sending, deposits and payments came into effect on 01 July. However, the tax, and a social media daily levy of UGX 200, triggered a massive outcry in the country. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel Uganda
Countries: Uganda
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