MTN Uganda ordered to pay USD11.6m disputed tax bill

2 Jun 2020

MTN Uganda has been ordered to pay disputed taxes amounting to UGX44.2 billion (USD11.6 million). A report from The Independent says that the country’s Tax Appeals Tribunal (TAT) found in favour of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in two separate cases. In the first case the URA was demanding UGX24.2 billion in unpaid duties which related to the taxation of airtime, and in the other the URA was awarded UGX20 billion which was owed by MTN as part of a dispute over how telecom and mobile money services are taxed. MTN was arguing that tax should be paid on the price of airtime it sells at the wholesale level, while the URA maintained that taxes should be paid on the retail value.

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