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THIS WEEK: URA takes over collection of non tax revenues

Traffic policemen pursue an errant driver on Masaka road recently. UNRA PHOTO

THIS WEEK: URA takes over collection of non tax revenues

Starting July, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) will be collecting non tax revenue and appropriation in aid fees in form of express penalties, firearm certificates and guard fees that organizations like Police have been responsible for.

In his budget speech, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija revealed that in the next financial year, URA will take over the exercise due to its efficient tax collection systems to foster transparency.

Minister of State for Finance in charge of general duties said there have been a lot of loopholes in the collection of tax revenue by bodies like Uganda Registration Services Bureau, Judiciary, Ministry of Internal Affairs among others.

The new directive means that the various bodies will access the non tax revenues through the national budgeting process

One comment

  1. I think some private tax payers like the contested firearms fees hike to Shs5m should be left with police authorities with URA cashiers moving there. There is great risk in sharing some of the police data bases with URA. There is ample proof in public domain that even URA is heavily infiltrated with bad apples as well. It’s not a heaven of angels.

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