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Kyagulanyi loses bid to block URA from re-assessing vehicle

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has lost his bid to block Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) from recalling his vehicle for a reassessment. His application was dismissed on Tuesday by the Deputy Head of High Court Civil Division Judge Emmanuel Baguma. …

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BUDGET: Finance Minister tables 12 new tax proposals

1️⃣ The Traffic and Road Safety Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021 2️⃣ The Fish (Amendment) Bill, 2021 3️⃣ Mining (Amendment) Bill, 2021 4️⃣ Tax Appeals Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2021 5️⃣ The Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021 6️⃣ External Trade (Amendment) Bill, 2021 7️⃣ Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2021 8️⃣ Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021 9️⃣ Tobacco Control (Amendment) Bill, …

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Electronic receipts: Consumers to foot costs

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Uganda Revenue Authority implements the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS), traders and other taxpaying companies fear that the cost of doing business will increase. The URA has got a go-ahead to continue implementing EFRIS, after the High Court dismissed a petition …

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URA storms Kassanda gold mining area for taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA officials have stormed several gold mining sites in Kassanda district pursuing taxes from artisanal miners. The team led by Jamil Senyonga, the manager in charge of tax literacy claims that the gold miners have consistently evaded taxes and left the burden to …

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Makindye voters cry to Kabuleta over taxes and health services

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Voters in Makindye West in Kampala have cried out over high taxation and poor health services during a meeting with Presidential Candidate Joseph Kabuleta. Kabuleta was meeting the youth and traders in Katwe at Muganzirwaza building during his campaign tour on Friday. Kayaga Mary one …

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NWSC boss criticizes Nakawa mayor over water tax

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The managing director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), Eng. Silver Mugisha has criticized politicians advocating for the scrapping of taxes on water consumption. Mugisha says such ideas will result in lack of access to clean water by the community. Mugisha made the remarks …

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Jinja residents anxious about new city status

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in the outskirts of Jinja city are anxious about the operations of the new City, which, according to them, could have effects on land ownership.  Jinja City became operational on July 1. But some of the residents in the villages of Budondo, Mafubira and …

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Speaker directs review of taxes on textile following traders’ outcry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to review taxes on imported textile, following uproar from traders who said the new tax regime is prohibitive. In a meeting with the United Textile Group and Manufacturers’ Association …

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