Government levies new tax on internet drops OTT

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The government has dropped the Over the Top Services (OTT) tax and adapted a new tax on data.

On Thursday, Parliament passed the excise duty (Amendment) Bill 2021 that repealed the article in the bill that required Ugandans to pay shs200 daily as OTT tax.

The same bill passed a new 12% Excise duty on internet bundles.

According to the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill 2021, a 12% tax will be levied on all internet data, save for that meant for research, educational and medical purposes.

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