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Kenya wants non-resident streaming firms like Netflix and Hulu to pay OTT tax

Tuesday 28 May 2019 | 09:47 CET | News
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has introduced a tax for Over the Top (OTT) non-resident organisations, including Netflix and Hulu, and other subscription-based services that charge users on a monthly basis, ITWeb reported. Githinji Gathirwa, manager at the policy unit, told an online forum that the revenue collector will come up with guidelines for the new tax.

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Companies: Netflix
Countries: Kenya
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