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URA’s poor tax administration

How corruption has disabled mechanisms through which the business community can fight for better tax laws THE LAST WORD: By Andrew M. Mwenda Uganda’s ratio of taxes to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has remained almost stagnant for 19 years. In 1997, it was 11%. Since then it has risen to …

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Uganda Revenue Authority collections rise by 16%

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General Doris Akol has revealed that revenue collections have grown by 16% this year. Revenue collected by the URA, has also helped fund about 61% of the Government Expenditure Budget. Akol made the revelations in an end-of-financial-year statement Monday, in which she hailed taxpayers of …

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Uganda in biggest tax evasion story

Panama Papers expose efforts plot to dodge taxes in oil deals When 370 journalists from 76 countries collaborate on an investigation, the resulting story is bound to be explosive. That is exactly what happened with what has come to be known as “The Panama Papers”; which is a huge leak …

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ATAF lauds Uganda’s tax reforms

By Joan Akello African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) officials say Uganda has made strides in using the mobile phone tax payment to increase compliance. They say the South African Revenue Service is weighing its options on the move. “Uganda’s cell phone tax payment is great … with a great Commissioner …

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