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Dutch say the tax party’s over for multinationals

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Long criticized at home and abroad for being a haven for giant corporations, the Netherlands announced fresh measures Tuesday to crack down on tax breaks for multinationals. Business-minded Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, leading a fragile coalition, is backing a proposal originally tabled by …

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NSSF will not lend directly to government-MD

The government’s plan to amend the current NSSF Act has caused uproar among the public in the past days. NSSF’s Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba, spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa about the motives behind the proposed law and its implications to the members and economy. What does this NSSF Amendment …

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PM Boris Johnson supports new digital tax

Johnson insists US digital giants must be taxed ‘fairly and properly’ Biarritz, France | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said that US digital giants needed to be taxed “fairly and properly” in a growing dispute with the United States over taxing the likes of Amazon, Apple, …

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NEMA calls for removal of tax on gas to save forest cover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Authority (NEMA) Executive Director Tom Okurut has called for the removal of the tax on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to encourage its use among Ugandans, instead of cutting forests for charcoal and firewood. LPG was exempt from taxation in 2006. But the …

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Bitature denies evading taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Businessman Patrick Bitature has reacted angrily to reports that his businesses benefited from an offshore arrangement to lower his tax bill in Uganda. Recently, leaked documents from Mauritius showed that Bitature and his company Electro-Maxx Uganda Limited received loans from Africa Frontier 1 LLC, a …

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URA intercepts Kenyan truck carrying two men in containers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority’s new scanners at the borders have started bearing fruit, as early today the tax collectors intercepted a Kenyan registered truck at Busia border smuggling two people in boxes into Uganda. URA says the truck registration number KCT 230T reached Busia border …

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Parliament maintains sh200 tax on non-alcoholic drinks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has maintained a sh200 per litre tax on non-alcoholic drinks that government sought to reduce in the next financial year. In a plenary session chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, MPs on Tuesday afternoon approved parliament’s Finance Committee report on the Excise Duty …

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Gov’t renews proposal to tax loss making businesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Finance Ministry faced difficulty explaining a proposal by government to tax businesses that have been making losses for seven consecutive years. This same proposal was last year rejected by parliament. Ministry of Finance officials led by the State Minister of Finance …

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