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Private sector, CSOs hail gov’t for tax relief, recapitalizing of UDB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Private Sector Foundation and Civil Society Organisations have welcomed the budget saying it reflects Uganda’s current situation and looks at reviving vital sectors. On Thursday, the Minister for Finance Matia Kasaija passed 45 trillion shillings budget for the 2020/2012 financial year. Dr Elly …

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Gov’t to enhance digital, distance learning amidst COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said government is discussing the possibility of having distance learning as the world battle the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Museveni was today speaking at the reading of the 45 trillion shillings national budget. The President said he is glad that the …

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Gov’t delays taxes worth UGX 129.4 billion in business relief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija has announced the postponement of taxes worth 129.4 billion as a short term emergency relief measure to businesses affected by coronavirus pandemic. The taxes postponed include corporate income tax, Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and presumptive tax, which …

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Kasaija slaps tax on imported agricultural products

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has slapped taxes on imported agricultural products. In the 2020/21 budget, Matia Kasaija, the Minister of Finance said he seeks to promote import substitution and develop local industries. He said the government has increased import duties on goods that are produced …

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Mobile money transactions hit UGX 7.2 trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mobile money transactions hit the Shillings 7.2 trillion in March 2020 from Shillings 3.4 trillion in 2016. The Finance Minister Matia Kasaija disclosed this while presenting the 2020/2021 financial year budget estimates to parliament. He explained that the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector …

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Industrial sector grew by 2 percent- Kasaija

  Budget 2021 summary ✳ Resource envelope Sh45.5 trillion ✳ Revenue Sh21.8 trillion ✳ Uganda GDP Sh138 trillion ✳ Uganda GDP rate +3.1% ✳ Electricity output 1254MW ✳ Paved roads 5600km ✳ National IT backbone, 49 districts ✳ Internet bandwidth $70/Mbps ✳ UDB 1trillion injection ✳ Domestic arrears pay 673bn ✳ VAT …

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Experts welcome tax waiver on agricultural inputs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The move by the government to waive taxes on most agriculture products has been welcomed as a positive step. Finance Minister Matia Kasaija is expected to announce the removal of the 18 percent value-added tax (VAT) on all the tools used in the garden …

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Uganda hires US mapping firm to improve rental tax collection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An American company, RippleNami Inc has been contracted to help in the collection of rental tax in Uganda. The company will identify properties, their owners and link them to the URA tax identification number system according to the Ministry of Finance. In a statement, …

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