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URA misses first-quarter revenue targets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has missed its target for the first quarter of financial year 2021/22 by 499.49 billion shillings. Out of the 4.959 trillion shillings target government pledged, the tax body managed to collect 4.459 trillion shillings. However, this is a revenue collection growth of …

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FPU commander, Attorney General sued over impounded fish trucks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fish traders whose trucks are being held by Uganda government authorities have sued the head of the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU on Lake George and Edward, the Director of Fisheries Resources in Entebbe, and the Attorney General for illegally confiscating their fish. On October 3, 2021, …

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URA gives Bwama Island Primary school modern motor boat

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bwama Island Primary School in Kitumab sub-county in Kabale District has received a motorboat worth Shillings 115 million to improve for learners, thanks to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). The URA Commissioner General, John Rujoki Musinguzi handed over the boat to the school headteacher, …

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Can Ugandans tax burden get any worse?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | How does it matter that the tax on an individual’s contributions to the National Social Security Fund is deferred to the time of withdrawal of the benefits, as had earlier been proposed by the NSSF? The media reports that the government plans to tax the …

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Government stays taxes on fabrics and garments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Minister of State for Trade, Harriet Ntabazi has told Parliament that government stayed imposition of the specific duty rates of US$ 3 and US$ 3.5 per kilogramme for fabrics and garments respectively. Ntabazi made this revelation while presenting a ministerial statement on the would have been …

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Fraud persists in motor third party insurance despite mobile platform

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s insurance industry is struggling to deal with the high levels of evasion of the Motor Third Party Insurance, a compulsory insurance policy for all motor vehicle or motorcycle owners. The insurance industry players say boda boda riders or owners, followed by taxis, are the …

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URA enforcement officer assaults motorcyclist in Arua

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A young man is receiving treatment at Arua Regional Referral hospital after being shot by an enforcement officer from Uganda Revenue Authority-URA. The gunshot victim is Philliam Angoni from Nyio village in Arua district. He was shot on Sunday evening near Opia health center 3. …

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Government accuses KACITA leadership of dishonesty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the government moves to meet traders over an impending strike by importers of textile and textile products over taxes, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, and the Uganda Revenue Authority are accusing the traders leadership of dishonesty. Kampala City Traders Association, KACITA …

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