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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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Expect no direct financial stimulus – Kasaija

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has said that the government does not have a provision for any fiscal stimulus for businesses that have been affected by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several economists and players within the private sector have been calling upon the …

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Gov’t to allow companies delay payment of taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some companies will be allowed to delay payment of taxes like Pay As You Earn and corporation taxes to remain in operation. Medical items required in the fight against the virus including masks, protective goggles, body bags and sanitizers, infra-red thermometers and motorized fumigation pumps …

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Parliament approves UGX 45.5 Trillion National Budget

✅ 2020 – Sh45 trillion ✅ 2019 – Sh40 trillion ✅ 2018 – Sh32 trillion ✅ 2017 – Sh22 trillion ✅ 2016 – Sh20 trillion Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved a 45.49 trillion Shillings Budget for the financial year 2020/2021. The estimates show an increase of …

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Finance Committee asks government to suspend new tax measures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance has been tasked to consider suspending all new tax measures for the coming financial year 2020/2021 to help Ugandans cope with the effects of coronavirus pandemic. The request was made by the Finance Committee of Parliament during an interface with Minister …

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European Union gives UGX 41bn to fight desert locusts in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Commission has extended 10 million euros ( 41billion Shillings) to East Africa to help in the control of the desert locusts outbreaks in the region.  The EU said in a statement that the outbreak could have devastating consequences on food security in the region …

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Isimba dam: Kasaija snubs committee meeting for second time

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Physical Infrastructure Committee of Parliament wants Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija referred to the Rules, Discipline and Privileges Committee for alleged failure to appear before the committee. Officials from the Ministry of Finance appeared before the Physical infrastructure committee on Tuesday. The Committee is investigating …

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