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Boosting tax compliance

Uganda study shows text messages can work | ISABELLE COHEN | Every government needs money to fund its political, social and economic duties. Much of what they spend is generated from taxes, fines and sales of public goods and services. The exchange of these revenues for government services is at …

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Battling illicit trade

Private sector wants government to up game to protect genuine manufacturers Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan companies including Unilever, Uganda Breweries Limited and BAT Uganda are carrying out sensitisation workshops countrywide to weed out illicit trade. Joanita Menya Mukasa, the managing director for Unilever Uganda said on March.16 …

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URA lost UGX14Bn due to Katuna border closure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA lost over fourteen billion shillings in revenue collections owing to the three-year closure of the Uganda-Rwanda border post of Katuna. Rwanda on Monday this week fully reopened its land borders with Uganda. The Rwandan authorities had partially reopened the border on January …

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Katuna border: URA urges Ugandan traders to comply with Rwandan rules

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has strongly advised traders operating along the Uganda-Rwanda border to comply with Rwandan government rules. The warning comes at a time when Rwanda has fully re-opened its land borders with Uganda. The Rwandan authorities partially reopened the border on January 31st, 2022 …

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URA sees better revenue collections a head

The taxman recorded Shs900bn short fall in the first six months of FY2021/22 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s taxman failed to hit its revenue target collections for the first six months of this fiscal year but hopes to record improvements in the remaining period. Latest statistics from Uganda …

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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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