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URA to deploy drones to catch smugglers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority will start using drones to monitor remote routes that have been used by smugglers to bring goods into the country without paying tax. The project which will see the tax body receive at least 500 million Shillings in the next budget, will …

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CSO’s demand recovery of tax refunds issued in error

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have asked the government to put in place a robust tax arrears refund system to guard against monies paid out to businesses in error by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). This call comes after the Auditor General noted anomalies in the refund …

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Behind URA’s Shs700bn shortfall

Taxman to capitalize on new revenue collection initiatives to achieve better results going ahead Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Doris Akol, the Commissioner General at the Uganda Revenue Authority and her team have recently been in the news over failure to hit the revenue target. This is happening amidst …

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CSOs want list of companies exempted from taxation published

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society Organisations (CSOs) are asking government to publish a list of all companies that are exempted from taxes. During a press conference held on Sunday, Julius Mukunda, the Executive Director of the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) said the failure by Uganda Revenue …

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URA registers UGX 700 billion shortfall for half year tax collections

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)’s collections for the six months from July to December 2019 fell short of the target by at least 697.4 billion shillings. Doris Akol, the commissioner-general, told reporters on Thursday at URA headquarters in Nakawa that the tax body managed to collect …

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