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URA halts operation against Kenyan registered motorcycles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has temporarily halted its operations targeting Kenyan registered motorcycles operating in the Eastern Uganda border districts. The tax body launched the operation early this month to impound the illegal motorcycles in Busia and Malaba in Tororo. The operation was meant to extend …

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Riders of Kenyan registered motorcycles desert Busia town over URA crackdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 1,000 boda-boda riders in Busia have deserted the business because of the ongoing operations by Uganda Revenue Authority-URA on Kenyan registered motorcycles. According to URA estimates, there are over 2,000 Kenyan registered motorcycles operating illegally in Busia district. The owners of the impounded Kenyan …

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URA crackdowns Kenyan registered motorcycles in border districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has launched an operation to impound motorcycles with Kenyan number plates that are operating in parts of Eastern Uganda. The operation which is underway in the districts of Busia, Malaba and Tororo will also be extended to Lwakhakha in Namisindwa and Amudat …

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Uganda’s proposed Shs45.6bn budget concerns

Budget analysts suggests that government focuses on domestic revenue mobilisation and external borrowing to boost economy in FY2021/2022 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Coronavirus pandemic, economy, donor support, government spending are the main factors that will determine the design, implementation and success of the new budget for FY2021/22, according …

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Electronic receipts: Consumers to foot costs

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Uganda Revenue Authority implements the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS), traders and other taxpaying companies fear that the cost of doing business will increase. The URA has got a go-ahead to continue implementing EFRIS, after the High Court dismissed a petition …

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URA makes surplus collections in first half of 2020/2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority has hit above the revenue collections target set by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development for the first half of the year 2020/2021. The ministry had initially told URA to collect Shs 21.6 trillion for the year, but after evaluating …

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URA storms Kassanda gold mining area for taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA officials have stormed several gold mining sites in Kassanda district pursuing taxes from artisanal miners. The team led by Jamil Senyonga, the manager in charge of tax literacy claims that the gold miners have consistently evaded taxes and left the burden to …

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URA raises red flag on smuggling at Elegu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority – URA has raised a red flag against smuggling of goods in Elegu, the porous Uganda-South Sudan border. Elegu is one of Uganda’s five high volume border entry points after Mutukula (Uganda – Tanzania), Malaba and Busia (Uganda-Kenya) and Mirama Hills at …

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