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VIDEO: URA explains vehicle registration taxes

VIDEO: URA explains vehicle registration taxes Motor Vehicle and motorcycle registration fees have for years been a subject of debate, with importers of cars and other properties accusing the tax body of taxing them highly. But the Uganda Revenue Authority Assistant Commissioner field services Stephen Magera, blames their tax burden …

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Uganda’s tax system unfair to SME’s

Hakim Lugemwa is the CEO of Uganda Entrepreneurs Business Foundation. He spoke to The Independent’s Agnes E Nantaba about the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship in Uganda. What are the key elements in your management style as a CEO? My management style is not driven towards owning the foundation but …

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URA, UBA launches new online payment solution

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and United Bank of Africa (UBA) have launched tax payments through online and point of sale –POS (card swiping) methods, powered by VISA and MasterCard. Speaking at the launch of the service at URA’s headquarters in Nakawa on Tuesday March 28, URA’s Commissioner General Doris Akol …

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KADAGA: Income Tax Amendment Bill is now law

Uganda Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has confirmed that the Income Tax Amendment Bill (copy bottom) is now law. Kadaga told parliament on Wednesday that technically, the law has been assented to despite President Yoweri Museveni returning the bill to parliament for the third time last month, seeking amendments. The Income Tax Bill …

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CSOs call for a referendum on MPs tax exemptions

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have called for a referendum for Ugandans to decide if MPs should pay income tax on their allowances or not. According to their umbrella body, the civil society budget advocacy group(CSBAG), a total of 3216 petition letters have been collected, asking President Yoweri Museveni to ensure MPs pay …

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Civil society takes MPs tax protest to the streets

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have launched a countrywide campaign by marching in Kampala streets against a proposed tax allowance exemption for Members of Parliament (MPs). The organisations say they are marching in support of President Yoweri Museveni’s original stand against an MPs tax allowance exemption. The street march which started from …

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VIDEO: New VAT, online challenges for URA and Africa

VIDEO: African Tax administrators have called for the need to strengthen Value Added Tax Administration on the continent to increase tax revenues. Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General Doris Akol says improving domestic Revenue Collection, is the only way African tax bodies can combat tax evasion. Akol was speaking during the 17th …

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