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URA rolls out Digital Tax Stamps to combat smuggling

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has rolled out its digital tax stamps initiative geared at combating illicit trade and seal revenue leakages. Clare Musiime Bakanga, the URA head of change digital tracking solutions said many traders and businesses are being challenged by unfair competition …

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URA seeks sh66bn additional funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is seeking an additional funding of sh66.3 billion shillings to improve its operations. The request for more funds in the coming financial year 2019/2020 was on Thursday tabled before Parliament’s Finance Committee by the URA Commissioner General, Doris Akol. The …

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URA registers UGX 12.1 trillion revenue collection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has so far registered a revenue collection of 12.16 trillion shillings in the current financial year 2018/2019. The collection registered as at March 2019 is part of the total 16.4 trillion shillings targeted revenue collection at the end of the …

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Nakalema’s unit continues to bite

A State House Anti-Corruption Unit launched in December last year has continued to instill panic among public officials who swindle government money. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | URA officials, town clerks, district administrators and others have all fallen prey. In the last week, the unit made a string of …

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Online cargo clearance dividends

Coffee companies reap from URA’s Electronic Single Window System Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Coffee exporters are now realising the benefits of the Electronic Single Window system that was unveiled across the region four years ago. The Electronic Single Window is a computer aided system that enables companies to …

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RWANDA: Uganda issues advisory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory, outlining alternative routes in Rwanda. The advisory focused on the business community and the movement of goods to and through Rwanda. According to the advisory issued on Thursday, traders transporting goods destined to Rwanda from Uganda …

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URA warns about stuck trucks, Rwanda yet to respond

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority has warned that goods on stuck trucks at the border could be lost, while others pose a danger. Many of the trucks are carrying perishable goods such as mangoes and cassava and others were carrying petroleum products.  Ten Rwanda registered trucks, 47 …

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CSOs warn about Sh2.7 trillion tax arrears

Escalating tax arrears likely to hurt service delivery, CSOs warn Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have expressed concern over the growing tax arrears worth Sh2.7 trillion which government has failed to pay on behalf of contractors. Regina Navuga, a program officer at Southern and Eastern …

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