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16:29
16:29

Gov’t Failure to Deliver Free Sanitary Pads Ashames Women – Lumumba presidential pledge 1 4

Lumumba says the guilt of failure is an indictment of all the women who constitute 43 percent of Museveni’s cabinet, arguing that the government must refocus on its intervention of providing free condoms in public toilets to curtail the spread of HIV/AIDS and prioritize the plight of the vulnerable girl child.
14:23
14:23

Kassanda Leaders Demand Royalties from Gold Miners 1 3

The LCV Chairperson, Kasirye Zimula, revealed that they have investigated and discovered that more than four kilograms of gold worth 1.5 billion Shillings are sneaked out of Kassanda without royalties being paid to the district coffers.
16:53
16:53

Lango Business Community Wants Gov't to Review Taxes 7 1

Taxpayers raised concerns about a number of taxes including a 50% environmental levy on imported old cars, building materials, and juice making among others.
10:42
10:42

Smuggling Frustrating URA Efforts to Meet Tax Collection Targets taxes 3 1

Irene Mbabazi Irumba, the Assistant Commissioner in the URA, notes that smuggling not only contributes to the entry of illicit goods but also affects the body's tax collection rate. This has a direct implication on the level of service delivery.
19:33
19:33

January Revenue Surplus Gives URA Hope of Meeting Year's Target Revenue collections 3

The 14-billion-shilling surplus has reduced the shortfall that was registered for the first half of the financial year 2022/2023 from 94.6 billion to now 80.6 billion Shillings.
14:54
14:54

Health Workers Oppose Stamp Duty 5

Dr. Yesse Mutabazi, a doctor in private practice says that the big burden of taxing makes the cost of private health service spiral as the costs are pushed down to the final health consumer.
13:57
13:57

Uganda-South Sudan Authorities Sign Deal To Fight Fuel Smuggling 2 2

Abel Kagumire, the Commissioner of Customs at URA says that the tax body is losing billions of Shillings in uncollected revenue from smugglers ferrying fuel in Jerri-cans into the country.
21:53
21:53

South Sudan Gov’t Commits To End Harassment of Truck Drivers Elegu Border post 1 4

Maj. Gen Gathon Jual Riek, the Acting Commissioner of Customs in South Sudan’s National Revenue Authority noted during the meeting that 70 percent of the complaints raised by the drivers were true and pledged to have them resolved.
08:14
08:14

Ugandans Ignorant of Taxes Levied by Gov't- Survey tax compliance 1 3

The survey, whose findings were released on Tuesday shows that about seventy percent of the citizens are most likely to be fully aware of and pay VAT than any other tax in the country.
15:28
15:28

Trucks Pile at Elegu Border Following Violence In South Sudan Elegu Border post 1 Top story

Richard Omony, a businessman in Elegu Town Council, says that buses had started crossing into South Sudan from Uganda but noted that many people weren’t yet sure of their safety.
13:50
13:50

Direct Tax On Coffee Dealers Stirs Controversy Among Processors 1 2

Joseph Mbaziira, the Chairperson of Bukomansimbi Coffee Processors Cooperative Society, says that they are afraid that many coffee factories are likely to close shops because of the high costs they incur in the production processes.
20:14
20:14

URA Asked to Design Strategies to Mobilize Revenue From Youth in Informal Sector Action Aid Uganda 4

Isaac Gyagenda the Supervisor, Tax Education at URA said they have a plan for the next five years where they are strengthening collaborations and ensuring that different groups of people get well acquainted with the tax system through tax education.
17:41
17:41

Naguru Hospital Seeks More Land in Quest to Become National Referral 2 4

Even at its level as a general hospital now, the facility is often overcrowded with bed occupancy now at more than 110 per cent. Dr Emmanuel Batibwe, the Executive Director says that although the hospital has over the years transformed from a small facility at the level of Health Center II, they have remained squeezed on a five-acre piece of land donated by the Kampala Capital City Authority.
17:05
17:05

URA Makes Surplus Collections in First Half of 2020/2021 2

The period April, May and June saw the biggest slump in revenue collections as sections of the economies were shut down under preventive the pandemic containment measures. Nonetheless, the URA says, they saw signs of recovery and improvement from July to November 2020, with growth in revenue collections to Shs8.7 Trillion as at December 29th.
14:27
14:27

URA Storms Kassanda Gold Mining Area for Taxes 3

He explained that it would be unfair to continue taxing low-income earners with a capital of Shillings 10 million and let gold miners who earn over Shillings 200M to go scot-free.
18:09
18:09

Lack of Honesty Will Kill Online Shopping in Uganda - Experts 4

The director of technical services at the National Information and Technology Authority, Vivian Ddambya advises the online traders to mind what the market thinks about them, because then, they will have a good image.
10:38
10:38

A Third of Districts in Uganda Have No Compliant Taxpayer 2

The list has 86 districts chosen from the 125 districts which were in existence five years ago during the mapping exercise. The ranking is part of the activities under the URA’s annual Taxpayer Appreciation Season aimed at enhancing compliance and boosting domestic revenue collections.
13:17
13:17

URA's Domestic VAT Battle

Asked whether URA was ready to release the more than sh 30 billion to the victorious appellants, the Head of Public and Corporate Affairs Vincent Seruma briefly said, management will respond through a court process.
16:52
16:52

COVID-19 Cuts Global Maritime Trade, Transforms Industry UNCTAD 1 2 Top story

The pandemic has sent shock waves through global maritime transport and laid the foundations for a transformed industry and associated supply chains. UNCTAD expects a return to growth in 2021
19:39
19:39

NSSF Interest to Savers Cannot be Taxed -Court 1

The NSSF says if the court had ruled in favour of URA, it would have meant that the interest payable to savers annually, reduces drastically. Patrick Ayota, the NSSF Managing Director, says this would have been another disincentive for Ugandans to save.
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