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Kenya slaps tax on Ugandan milk

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Ugandan milk crossing over to Kenya will be charged 16% Value Added Tax (VAT) as a measure to protect their local market. This week, Kenyan officials were in Uganda for a verification exercise to see whether the glut of milk entering their country was actually …

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Rwanda scraps tax on sanitary pads to aid poor girls

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Rwanda announced Wednesday it was scrapping an 18 percent value added tax on sanitary pads to make them cheaper for girls who are often forced to skip school during their periods. The country becomes the latest to drop the controversial tax which has increasingly infuriated women …

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URA cancels VAT Registration for 1693 ineligible taxpayers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has effective 31st October 2019 cancelled Value Added Tax (VAT) registration of 1,693  taxpayers.  The 1,693 taxpayers have been relived of the duty to charge VAT on their supplies. URA has mainly targeted taxpayers who do not file monthly returns, or …

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President Museveni blasts URA over VAT refund delays to manufacturers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has used the Uganda Manufacturers’ Association (UMA) exhibition to blast the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) leadership for not being forthcoming on the needs of the manufacturers. Museveni, who officially opened the show at Lugogo on Monday, first entered a closed …

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MPs want palm oil project agreement re-negotiated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has directed Finance Ministry to start the process of renegotiating an agreement with an Edible Oil Refinery company-which is in the country to develop the palm oil industry. Government through the Finance Ministry in 2003 entered an agreement with the …

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Parliament exempts tax on educational materials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed the Value Added (Amendment) Tax Bill, 2019 approving VAT exemption of imported mathematical and geometry sets used in schools. Members of Parliament in a plenary session chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah approved the Finance Committee report recommendation slightly moving away from …

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Uganda loses 30 to 39% of VAT revenues – Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda loses between 30 and 39 percent of revenues that should be collected through Value Added Tax (VAT). This is contained in a research paper titled “The Value Added Tax Gap Analysis for Uganda” authored by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) researchers Corti Paul Lakuma …

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VIDEO: New VAT, online challenges for URA and Africa

VIDEO: African Tax administrators have called for the need to strengthen Value Added Tax Administration on the continent to increase tax revenues. Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General Doris Akol says improving domestic Revenue Collection, is the only way African tax bodies can combat tax evasion. Akol was speaking during the 17th …

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Magufuli refuses to budge on tourism Value Added Tax

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome The battle lines are now clearly drawn in Tanzania between the country’s tourism industry and the government, after President Magufuli told the sector off over their dissent about the Value Added Tax of 18 percent, which was unexpectedly heaped on services across the board, …

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