Uganda: Govt Substitutes OTT With 12 Percent Tax On Data, Airtime

The Ministry of Finance has slapped a harmonized excise duty rate of 12% on airtime, value-added services and internet data as substitute for Uganda’s controversially approved Over The Top (OTT) tax.

“Some tax policy interventions to be implemented in FY2021/22 include rationalizing the excise duty regime on telecommunication services,” state minister for finance and economic planning, Mr Amos Lugoloobi told MPs as he presented the 2021/22 national budget tailored towards industrialization for…


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