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Social media tax subscription validity now extended to 24hrs

November 02, 2018 / Steven Nuwagira

The validity of subscription of the unpopular over-the-top daily tax on social media commonly known as social media tax has now been extended to last the full 24 hours a day.  Since the introduction of the tax in July this year, internet users in Uganda are required to pay a tax of Shs 200 per day, Shs 1400 per week or Shs 6,000 per month in order to access social media platforms such as Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram among others. This subscription would expire at midnight regardless of the time of subscription/activation.  Now, the telecommunications giant, MTN Uganda has announced that effective November 1, 2018, the tax validity will now expire after 24 hours at not at midnight as has been the case.