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Uganda’s proposed Shs45.6bn budget concerns

Budget analysts suggests that government focuses on domestic revenue mobilisation and external borrowing to boost economy in FY2021/2022 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Coronavirus pandemic, economy, donor support, government spending are the main factors that will determine the design, implementation and success of the new budget for FY2021/22, according …

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Electronic receipts: Consumers to foot costs

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Uganda Revenue Authority implements the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS), traders and other taxpaying companies fear that the cost of doing business will increase. The URA has got a go-ahead to continue implementing EFRIS, after the High Court dismissed a petition …

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URA makes surplus collections in first half of 2020/2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority has hit above the revenue collections target set by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development for the first half of the year 2020/2021. The ministry had initially told URA to collect Shs 21.6 trillion for the year, but after evaluating …

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URA storms Kassanda gold mining area for taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA officials have stormed several gold mining sites in Kassanda district pursuing taxes from artisanal miners. The team led by Jamil Senyonga, the manager in charge of tax literacy claims that the gold miners have consistently evaded taxes and left the burden to …

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URA raises red flag on smuggling at Elegu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority – URA has raised a red flag against smuggling of goods in Elegu, the porous Uganda-South Sudan border. Elegu is one of Uganda’s five high volume border entry points after Mutukula (Uganda – Tanzania), Malaba and Busia (Uganda-Kenya) and Mirama Hills at …

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URA’s domestic VAT battle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Margaret Rwaheru Akiiki and her fellow complainants will have to wait a little longer to know whether they are entitled to the billions of shillings in refund by Uganda Revenue Authority-URA arising from a court ruling last week. According to the URA, it’s not yet …

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NSSF interest to savers cannot be taxed – Court

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund has won a landmark case that has saved workers saving up to 43 billion shillings. Uganda Revenue Authority had written to NSSF seven years ago, informing the agency that the interest paid to members accounts is accepted as an …

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Civil society proposals for revamping the economy

Reforms cover public debt, interest rates, taxation and public spending Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | A group of civil society organisations under their umbrella organization Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) have presented a list of budget proposals to government that they think can jumpstart the economy that has …

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