0
Broadband

MTN, Airtel Uganda scrap OTT monthly, quarterly and annual tax payments ahead of govt amendments

Monday 21 June 2021 | 11:00 CET | News
Ugandan operators MTN and Airtel have removed monthly, quarterly and annual tax payments, leaving only daily and weekly payments, as the government prepares to withdraw the levy on Over-The-Top (OTT) services on 01 July, PCTech reported. In April, the government proposed to drop OTT Tax and instead levied a 12 percent tax on internet/data bundles. The tax is one of the seven tax amendments the government will pass on 01 July, when the next financial year starts.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Internet
Companies: Airtel Uganda / MTN Uganda
Countries: Uganda
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

OTT


Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Smile Uganda absorbs the 12% tax on internet data

Published 08 Jul 2021 17:15 CET | Uganda
Smile Communications Uganda said it will not be increasing data bundle fees following the removal of the Over-The-Top (OTT) tax ...

Lycamobile Uganda increases data bundle tariffs after new tax

Published 07 Jul 2021 15:08 CET | Uganda
Lycamobile Uganda has increased the price for its data bundles. The changes are in accordance with the recent government of ...

Africell Uganda drops OTT tax as 12% excise duty enters force

Published 06 Jul 2021 10:20 CET | Uganda
Africell Uganda announced that it has removed the OTT tax following the government's directive. A new 12 percent excise duty ...

MTN Uganda will not raise data prices after introduction of 12% excise duty

Published 06 Jul 2021 10:14 CET | Uganda
MTN Uganda has announced it will not increase its data prices following the introduction of a 12 percent excise duty. The new tax ...

Airtel Uganda to maintain pre-paid data prices despite 12% tax

Published 05 Jul 2021 14:42 CET | Uganda
Airtel Uganda says it will maintain its pre-paid data prices despite the new 12 percent excise duty on the internet, which took ...

Ugandan government scraps social media tax

Published 14 Jun 2021 09:44 CET | Uganda
Uganda has scrapped social media tax in the 2021/2022 financial year budget. Amos Lugoloobi, designated minister of state for ...

Uganda approves 12% tax on internet data from July

Published 04 May 2021 10:27 CET | Uganda
Uganda has introduced a 12 percent tax on internet data, potentially hiking prices for online access in the country where ...

Ugandan govt mulls 10% tax on imported phones

Published 12 Jun 2020 10:11 CET | Uganda
The Ugandan government plans to impose a 10 percent tax on all imported phones in a bid to increase the adoption of locally ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

19 Oct Tele2 Q3 2021
19 Oct A1 Telekom Austria Q3 2021
19 Oct Iridium Q3 2021
19 Oct Netflix Q3 2021
19 Oct America Movil Q3 2021
19 Oct Ericsson Q3 2021
19 Oct Pixel Fall Launch
19 Oct Arm DevSummit
20 Oct Verizon Q3 2021
20 Oct Crown Castle Q3
20 Oct Elisa Q3 results
20 Oct Bango strategy day
20 Oct Samsung Unpacked Part 2
21 Oct Telenor Q3 2021
21 Oct Digi Q3 2021
21 Oct Grameenphone Q3 2021
21 Oct Orange Belgium Q3 2021
21 Oct Intel Q3
21 Oct Telia Q3 results
21 Oct Snap Q3
21 Oct AT&T Q3 2021
22 Oct Doro Q3 results
25 Oct Facebook Q3
25 Oct Dtac Q3 2021
25 Oct Calix Q3 2021
26 Oct F5 Networks fiscal Q4
26 Oct SK hynix Q3
26 Oct Orange group Q3 2021
26 Oct MediaTek Q3
26 Oct Twitter Q3 2021
::: More Calendar Items