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Uganda scraps controversial social media tax

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Uganda scrapped the controversial social media tax in the 2021/2022 financial year budget. Amos Lugoloobi, designate minister of state for finance in charge of planning, while reading the country's fiscal budget, repealed the 200 shillings (0.05 U.S. dollars) excise duty imposed on the use of social media. Lugoloobi said the government has instead introduced a direct tax of 12% on airtime and mobile internet data in the East African country.