By our reporter
Uganda ministers have maintained their stand regarding the shs200 daily taxation on social media.
The decision was reached on Monday during a cabinet meeting on at State House Entebbe.
While presenting cabinet decisions to the press at Uganda media centre this morning, ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze together with the junior Finance Minister David Bahati said the tax is meant to raise more revenue for the country.
However, Bahati revealed that cabinet only approved expansion of the payment options on the Social Media tax, to allow longer term payments.
“We want to get more options so that you can pay quarterly or annually, in addition to the daily, weekly and monthly subscriptions,” he said.
Meanwhile, cabinet also approved the reduction of tax on mobile money transactions from 1% to 0.5% and only on withdraws. This is meant to raise shs118 billion this financial year.
“Cabinet approved the amendment of the Excise Duty Act …reducing the tax payable on mobile money tax from 1% to 0.5% on withdrawals only,” said Tumwebaze.