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MUSEVENI: Plug gaps in tax collection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has urged the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to fill up existing tax gaps so that the country can gain financial independence and stop borrowing money to finance its budget. The President made the remarks at the ongoing first Science Model Workshop …

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CSOs ask MPs to reject new taxes on mobile money, social media

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed introduction of new taxes on mobile money transactions and social media has met stiff rejection from civil society activists. Government has proposed to introduce a 10 percent final withholding tax on commissions by telecommunication companies to mobile money and airtime agents and Shillings …

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Govt abolishes daily parking fees requirement for taxis, buses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Local Government Tom Butiime has announced that all daily parking fees for commercial vehicles across the country have been abolished. A new arrangement for monthly and annual payments has been put in place. Butiime also announced that privatisation of revenue collection to private entities and persons is …

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URA eyes bigger taxpayer’s appreciation week with Museveni

  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | President Yoweri Museveni is expected to attend this year’s Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) taxpayer’s appreciation week taking place from Sept. 27-29 at Kololo Independence Grounds. The 12th event is open for the general public. This time around, beyond URA sharing taxpayer information, other government ministries and …

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COMMENT: Why the URA new home is critical

Kampala, Uganda | COMMENT | UGANDA MEDIA CENTRE |   As Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) strives to improve customer service under the Modernisation Programme, using client centred approaches, there are several fragmented processes handled in different locations. URA incurs a lot of expenses on communication and travel between the various offices to …

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URA Sh500bn short of target but sees 13% growth in revenue for FY2016/17

  URA Sh500bn short of target but collects 12.7 trilltion-  13% growth in revenue for FY2016/17 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Revenue Authority has today officially released its revenue performance for FY2016/17 indicating a 13.2% growth in revenue collection compared to the year before. According to the revenue performance report, Shs 12.7 trillion …

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