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URA starts enforcement on use of digital stamps, electronic receipts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority-URA on Monday started the enforcement on the use of e-invoices and digital stamps. A digital tax stamp is a physical paper stamp that is applied to goods or their packaging. It contains security features and codes to prevent counterfeiting and tampering. …

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URA owns up to West Nile shootings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Finance, Amos Lugoloobi has revealed that the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has taken responsibility for shootings that left one person dead and two others injured in Arua district during altercations between staff of the Authority and the local community. The …

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URA misses first-quarter revenue targets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has missed its target for the first quarter of financial year 2021/22 by 499.49 billion shillings. Out of the 4.959 trillion shillings target government pledged, the tax body managed to collect 4.459 trillion shillings. However, this is a revenue collection growth of …

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FPU commander, Attorney General sued over impounded fish trucks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fish traders whose trucks are being held by Uganda government authorities have sued the head of the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU on Lake George and Edward, the Director of Fisheries Resources in Entebbe, and the Attorney General for illegally confiscating their fish. On October 3, 2021, …

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URA gives Bwama Island Primary school modern motor boat

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bwama Island Primary School in Kitumab sub-county in Kabale District has received a motorboat worth Shillings 115 million to improve for learners, thanks to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). The URA Commissioner General, John Rujoki Musinguzi handed over the boat to the school headteacher, …

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Can Ugandans tax burden get any worse?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | How does it matter that the tax on an individual’s contributions to the National Social Security Fund is deferred to the time of withdrawal of the benefits, as had earlier been proposed by the NSSF? The media reports that the government plans to tax the …

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Government stays taxes on fabrics and garments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Minister of State for Trade, Harriet Ntabazi has told Parliament that government stayed imposition of the specific duty rates of US$ 3 and US$ 3.5 per kilogramme for fabrics and garments respectively. Ntabazi made this revelation while presenting a ministerial statement on the would have been …

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Fraud persists in motor third party insurance despite mobile platform

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s insurance industry is struggling to deal with the high levels of evasion of the Motor Third Party Insurance, a compulsory insurance policy for all motor vehicle or motorcycle owners. The insurance industry players say boda boda riders or owners, followed by taxis, are the …

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