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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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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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