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Smile Telecom to pay “Social Media Tax” for its customers


KAMPALA, UGANDA- Smile Telecom has announced that it will pay the OTT tax popularly reffered to as ‘Social Media Tax’ for its customers to keep them connected for the next three months.

A statement from the company that was sent to East African Business Week said, “Following the introduction of OTT tax, commonly referred to as “Social Media Tax” that was effected 1st July 2018 by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), we are pleased to inform you that as a valued customer of Smile, we will pay this new tax on your behalf.”

They said that their customers need to just continue to purchase and use SmileBundles like they used to in the past.

“There is NO need for additional subscription steps to access and enjoy Social Media services from Smile.

“Stay connected with your friends and family, and share all the happy moments using your favorite Social Media platforms like; SnapChat, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Skype, SmileVoice and Twitter, and many more. This offer is valid for the next 3 months,” said the company.