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Gov’t eases tax on imported garments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dealers in imported garments have got some reprieve, after the Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija announced a waiver of some tax on the goods. In the budget for the financial year 2021/2022 read last month, the minister introduced an import duty …

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Parliament passes 12% tax on internet data

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed a 12% tax on internet data.  The tax measure is contained in the Excise duty amendment bill 2021 that among other things has introduced a 100 shillings’ tax on every liter of fuel. The new tax proposals also repealed the daily 200 …

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Gov’t introduces 100 shillings tax on fuel

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has abandoned the proposal to impose a 200,000 shillings license on vehicles and instead introduced a 100 shillings tax per litre of fuel to raise revenue. This was revealed by Finance Minister in charge of planning David Bahati who was appearing before the finance committee …

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No tax relief for retrenched workers

URA’s legal win means benefits will be subjected to PAYE Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | It is now official that workers who will be paid benefits as a result of retrenchment will be subjected to Pay as You Earn tax – which is 30% of the total earnings. This …

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Kaabong to tax artisanal miners to boost local revenue

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kaabong district authorities have announced plans to tax artisanal miners in the district. This follows several requests by the miners and residents requesting for improved service delivery. The miners want the district to construct water sources in the mining areas. Albine Dwo, the district …

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Lake Kyoga fishermen get six month tax exemption

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen on Lake Kyoga have been exempted from taxes for six months, the Minister of State for Fisheries Helen Adoa has confirmed. This follows the resumption of fishing operations in Lake Kyoga after they were banned in January. The fishermen are supposed to pay …

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