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URA relaxes rules for motorcycle registration in West Nile

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has introduced an instalment system of paying motorcycle registration fees, a move aimed at eliminating the high number of unregistered motorcycles in the West Nile region. The new policy allows motorcycle owners to pay for registration in instalments for up …

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URA impounds smuggled fabrics in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has successfully impounded two trucks loaded with fabrics illegally smuggled into the country through porous border points in different parts of Eastern Uganda. The operation, prompted by vigilante tip-offs, resulted in the seizure of fabrics worth millions of Shillings. The smuggled …

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Suspected smugglers arrested with contraband cigarettes worth Shs.140 million

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four suspected smugglers have been arrested with contraband cigarettes in Wakiso. They were arrested on Friday in Ssenge Village, Wakiso District by Uganda Revenue Authority Enforcement-URA officers, following a tip-off by an informer. Ibrahim Bbosa, the URA Assistant Commissioner for Public and Cooperate Affairs, says …

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URA tips Kampala traders over digital taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority tax education team on Tuesday took to the streets of downtown Kampala (Kikuubo) to educate the masses about taxation, most notably, the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS) system that is aimed at solving business transaction challenges. This came in …

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Traders accuse URA officers of shielding smugglers

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The business community is expressing dissatisfaction with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and other border security officers, alleging their involvement in shielding smugglers along the Uganda-Rwanda border, particularly at Katuna in Kabale district. Claiming continuous smuggling due to connivance with URA and security officers, the business …

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Museveni orders independent probe into Madi Okollo URA shooting

Madi Okollo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called for an independent investigation into a shooting incident involving Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers attached to the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) enforcement team. The incident resulted in the death of one person and left four others injured …

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West Nile leaders demand review of URA enforcement operations

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in the West Nile have tasked the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to review its tax enforcement operations to prevent the loss of lives. The call follows the death of Moses Atidra, a resident of Pamachi village, Adraa parish, Offaka sub-county Madi Okollo district …

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