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Good jump! URA surpasses target

Commissioner General Doris Akol outlines plans for the FY 2019/2020 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s tax collection grew at an impressive 14.9% above target to Shs16.6trillion in the last Financial Year, the fastest pace recorded in the last four years. Results released on July 15 shows that the …

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URA: Compliance, debt collection and fighting fraud yields sh383 bn

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority’s continued focus on compliance management, debt collection, customs enforcement and investigation of fraudulent schemes ensured the tax body saved sh383 billion in collections in 2018/19. Compliance initiatives yielded sh151.18 billion, debt recoveries brought in sh92.45 billion, customs enforcement had sh78.48 billion saved while investigations were …

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URA seeks sh66bn additional funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is seeking an additional funding of sh66.3 billion shillings to improve its operations. The request for more funds in the coming financial year 2019/2020 was on Thursday tabled before Parliament’s Finance Committee by the URA Commissioner General, Doris Akol. The …

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Parliament asks gov’t to protect Apaa victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has directed the Ministry of Internal Affairs to ensure residents evicted from Apaa village are protected. More than 600 people were displaced following attacks on the residents of the contested land. Over 1,000 grass thatched houses burnt and several people injured. On Thursday, the …

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COMMENT: Why the URA new home is critical

Kampala, Uganda | COMMENT | UGANDA MEDIA CENTRE |   As Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) strives to improve customer service under the Modernisation Programme, using client centred approaches, there are several fragmented processes handled in different locations. URA incurs a lot of expenses on communication and travel between the various offices to …

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