We are to block VPN if you don’t pay OTT tax, Minister Bahati

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Ever since the social media tax came into the limelight many Ugandans found ways of invading the tax and so they resorted to musing VPN. But this has caught the government’s attention after the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) collected UGX20.5bn of the expected UGX24.9bn in the first quarter which ended in September.


The country’s State Minister of Finance for Planning David Bahati said some people are not paying OTT tax, commonly known as social media tax, but instead using VPN applications to bypass the tax which came into effect on July 1st.

“We have studied and some people are using them to dodge OTT…We are working on it to ensure that it’s collected” Bahati said.