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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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How Flying squad, URA recovered hijacked fuel truck

Mayuge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A seven-day hunt for a fuel truck that was hijacked at gunpoint at Magamaga in Mayuge district has ended after it was recovered by the Flying Squad Unit (FSU) and the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) enforcement team. Unknown armed thugs waylaid the truck on …

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South Sudan petitions URA over Oraba customs fuel ban

Oraba-Kaya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in the Central Equatoria State of South Sudan have renewed a demand for the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to lift a ban on the transportation of fuel imposed on the Oraba-Kaya customs border point. In April last year, the URA halted the transit …

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URA gets gadget to help curb tax evasion by rice importers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has secured a gadget that enables customs officials to ascertain the origin of imported rice, to curb tax evasion. This comes amidst reports of increased rice imports from other regions through Tanzania, hence illegally gaining from the East African Community Common …

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URA bags sh 85billion in 4 months through AEO Program

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has revealed a collection of 85 billion shillings in the last four months under the Authorized Economic Operators- AEO program. During the four-month period, the 57 AEOs carried out 447 import transactions with partners in China, signifying the program’s impact …

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Kasaija to URA: Save me from borrowing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija, has appealed to the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to devise effective tax collection strategies to bolster the country’s economy. His primary aim is to reduce the nation’s dependence on debt, a situation that has become …

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Koboko ambulance impounded with smuggled cigarettes

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) enforcement team at Pakwach checkpoint has impounded an ambulance belonging to Koboko district Local Government, which was transporting smuggled cigarettes. The Toyota Land Cruiser registration number UBD 512X, driven by Nobert Abukuwa, was seized with 16 sacks of Super-Match …

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