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URA halts withholding tax on petroleum products transporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Oil marketing companies in Uganda have petitioned the Ministry of Finance to intervene in a tax dispute with Uganda Revenue Authority. Recently, URA wrote to the companies demanding that they remit 15 per cent withholding tax on all foreign transport payments incurred over the years …

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Rising fuel prices

 Did URA, Ministry of Health cause it? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | An unreasonable testing protocol, greed and an unresponsive government to popular needs has seen Ugandans treated to the worst of January blues with fuel prices going as high up as UgShs10, 000 for a litre. The prices …

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Gov’t fails to spend UGX2Trillion amidst revenue shortfall

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority posted a revenue shortfall of 690.3 Billion Shillings in the first four months of the 2021/22 financial year with all tax-heads registering shortfalls except stamp duty. This meant that the government also had to adjust expenditure programs in line with the …

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Gov’t registers UGX52Bn revenue shortfall in November

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government in the month of November registered a revenue shortfall of 52.18 billion Shillings against its target for the month. This is highlighted in the Ministry of Finance monthly report on the performance of the economy released on Monday. Government through the Uganda Revenue Authority-URA …

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UBA Uganda wins URA’s trailblazer award

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | United Bank for Africa received the Trailblazer Award 2021 from Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) at the 16th Taxpayers’ Appreciation Awards 2021. The lender was recognized for being the first bank to adopt the swipe and pay (Visa card/MasterCard-enabled) payment method in Uganda. The swipe and …

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Truck drivers protest double charges for clearing goods in transit

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business grounded to a halt at the Busia one-stop border post on Wednesday when truckers decided to park their vehicles protesting double charges for clearing goods in transit. They accused Ogaframe (Invespo), the clearing firm attached to Uganda Revenue Authority-URA at Busia custom for charging …

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Suspected smuggler shot dead in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority-URA enforcement officers have shot dead a suspected smuggler in Busia district. The deceased has been identified as Martin Wanjala, a 22-year-old resident of Buswiriri village, Kapyanga sub county. Wanjala was reportedly shot dead on Sunday night while attempting to resist arrest …

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MPs task UNBS, URA to resolve impasse of 2000 cars stuck at the border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliament’s Trade committee has tasked the Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS and Uganda Revenue Authority-URA, to resolve the issue of 2000 cars over the age of 15 years stuck at the country’s borders. Although the cars belonging to Masaka United Motor Dealers Association were …

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