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THIS WEEK: Banks sue URA over customer data

THIS WEEK: Banks sue URA over customer data Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Banks under their umbrella body, Uganda Bankers Association have dragged Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to court over a directive by the tax revenue collection body to banks to submit information of their customers including account name, Tax …

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URA impounds contraband cigarettes worth Sh2.5 billion

Kampala, Uganda | URN | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has impounded contraband supermatch cigarettes worth Shillings 2.5 billion in taxes. The contraband cigarette was smuggled into Uganda from Kenya through Busia border over a period of six months. According to URA, although the contraband is worth Shillings 2.5 billion in taxes, …

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Cabinet gives URA go-ahead on dubious account holders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has asked Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to drop a recent directive for banks to release to them account details of all their clients. Uganda’s cabinet decided on Monday that the URA move “would cause unnecessary litigation and some turbulence in the banking sector and …

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Why Ugandan bankers are heading to court to battle URA

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Bankers Association (UBA) is challenging a directive to its members requiring them to furnish information related to all the accounts they hold. Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) last month wrote to all Ugandan banking institutions asking them to release demographic and financial …

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Uganda hosts first AEO conference in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dicksons Kateshumbwa is the Commissioner for Customs at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). He speaks about the Authorized Economic Operator program (AEO) and the upcoming 4th World Customs Organization Conference to be held in Kampala from March 14 – 16. AEO pre-event SPECIAL interview …

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Bad news on revenue collection

But Finance Minister, Kasaija, says the overall FY2017/18 budget is performing well Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is bad news coming from Uganda Revenue Authority and the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED). The latest data on tax collections shows that URA recorded Shs 324bn as …

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