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URA operation in Arua city leaves one dead

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moses Acidri,  who was reportedly shot by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) enforcement officers during an operation, has died. Acidri 24, a resident of Pamachi village and a saloon operator at Okollo Town Council sustained gunshot wounds on Wednesday after URA officers reportedly opened fire while …

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‘Government setting URA targets that are hard to meet’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development is proposing that the Uganda Revenue Authority raises almost 29.96 trillion Shillings in taxes next financial year, up from the current year’s 29.67 trillion. However, this will prove a tall order for the tax body considering …

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CSOs: URA can do better

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil society organizations have accused the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) of failing to implement its policies and external advice to improve the administration of tax. The organizations under the Tax Justice Alliance Uganda (TJAU) say that this has in turn led to poor revenue …

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URA names top taxpayers, Coca Cola and Chop Gaming come top

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Secretary to the Treasury Ramathan Ggoobi has hailed Uganda’s top tax payers, saying they have contributed greatly to the transformation of the country. ” I thank all Ugandans who pay their taxes because it’s from this revenue that government finances the country’s …

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Over sh160 billion lost in incentives – URA Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has disclosed a shortfall of over sh160 billion in corporate income taxes. This shortfall is attributed to the various tax incentives issued by the government to investors with the aim of stimulating investment. This revelation stemmed from collaborative research conducted …

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Rice most smuggled item in eastern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has joined other government agencies in a new initiative to fight cross-border crime, amidst increasing cases of smuggling. Over the last week, the agency’s border and enforcement personnel have netted various items from suspected smugglers through the eastern, western, and …

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URA rolls out voluntary disclosure of offshore interests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority is rolling out a Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP), urging people with offshore incomes and assets to disclose their holdings. The VDP is among the tax administration measures put in place by URA to ensure tax compliance and has been on for …

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URA revamps taxpayers ledger to improve compliance

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has moved to revamp the national taxpayers’ ledger management system in a bid to improve efficiency and levels of compliance in tax collection. The innovation was revealed by the URA Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki, at the commissioning of …

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