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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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Uganda re-elected on African tax forum council, wins 2 awards

Uganda has been re-elected member of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) council at the ongoing General Assembly in Durban, South Africa. The country’s revenue authority URA also won two awards, coming top in Africa in the 2016 Innovation Awards in Customer Service and the Innovation Awards for Modernization. The new ATAF Council elected for …

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MUSEVENI: URA can lead Uganda to middle income status

President Yoweri Museveni has described the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) as one of the successes of the National Resistance Movement government. “You are among the greatest heroes of this nation,” said Museveni, in a speech read for him by the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda at the climax of URA’s Silver Jubilee celebrations …

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LinkedIn founder offers $5 mn if Trump releases taxes

Washington, United States | AFP |  The co-founder of LinkedIn pledged Monday to donate up to $5 million to a crowdfunded charitable campaign for veterans if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump releases his tax returns. Reid Hoffman, a founder of the professional social network and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, made the …

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