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07:02
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MPs Task Gov’t to Respect Media Freedom UCC 7

In a plenary session on Thursday chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda said that as the world prepares to commemorate Press Freedom day on Friday, UCC is issuing draconian orders.
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MP Nandala Writes Minority Report on Taxing Loss Making Businesses new taxes 1

In his minority report accessed by Uganda Radio Network-URN on the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Nandala opposes the 0.5 percent tax on loss-making businesses after the seventh year.
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Committee Rejects Proposal Requiring Landlords to File Separate Returns for Properties rental tax 1 Top story

In its report to parliament, the Committee notes that even when the government proposal is intended to streamline the collection of rental tax and reduce revenue loss to government, it will increase the compliance burden on the property owners.
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MPs Approve Withholding Tax Exemption on Agricultural Supplies 1 Top story

Government imposed the 1 percent withholding tax on people who make a gross payment for agricultural supplies in excess of Shillings 1 million in the current financial year.
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Parliament Exempts Tax on Educational Materials new taxes 1

The report was presented by the Committee Chairperson Henry Musasizi in which other items like supply of imported crayons, rulers, technical drawings sets, laboratory chemicals and others were also exempted in order to reduce their cost.
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Parliament Defers Debate on Proposal to Write off UGX 499Bn Tax Arrears 1 5 Top story

The Finance Ministry tabled the Bill before parliament in March this year seeking to amend the Tax Procedures Code Act, 2014 to write off all tax arrears by government as at 30th June 2019. Government also sought to empower the Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority to compound offenses and provide a list of returns filed with her office.
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Parliament Maintains UGX 200 Tax on Non-Alcoholic Drinks new taxes 1 1

Parliament has maintained the 200 Shillings per litre tax on non-alcoholic drinks that government sought to reduce in the coming financial year 2019/2020.
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New Taxes: Parliament Approves Revision of Stamp Duty 3 1

Parliament approved the government proposal of setting a fixed stamp duty rate of 100,000 Shillings for bank guarantees, insurance performance bonds, indemnity bonds and similar debt instruments.
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Parliament Approves UGX 35.4bn Additional Funds for Kiruddu, Kawempe Hospitals kiruddu hospital 1

Parliament has this afternoon approved additional Shillings 35.4 billion in the coming financial year 2019/2020 for three hospitals that have been given a vote status as National Referral Hospitals.
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MPs Want Amendment of Income Tax Act to Exempt Tax on Agricultural Supplies 2 1

Government in the current financial year imposed a withholding tax of 1 percent tax on a person who makes a gross payment for agricultural supplies in excess of 1 million shillings. The tax is imposed on the gross amount of the payment.
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URA Names 817 Companies Declaring Losses new taxes 2 1 Top story

The Ntenjeru North MP, Amos Lugoloobi said there is need to strengthen the tax body to do thorough audits to ascertain whether the exemptions are genuine instead of taxing losses.
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MPs Task Gov’t to Allocate UGX 110bn for New Town Councils, Sub-Counties local governments

The committee chaired by Aringa North MP Godfrey Onzima notes that no budget provision for wages, non-wage and Development for the new town councils and sub-counties has been availed apart from an earlier 50 million shillings that was released as start-up funds to only 100 town councils.
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Parliament Cautions Gov't on New Debt public debt 2 1

In its report to parliament accessed by Uganda Radio Network on the Finance Sector budget for the coming financial year, the Finance Committee chaired by Rubanda East MP, Henry Musasizi asked government to maintain a high degree of debt sustainability.
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MPs Recommend UGX 36bn for Teacher Recruitment primary teachers 1

Members of Parliament sitting on the Education Committee have recommended a provision of Shillings 36 billion by government to the Education and Sports Ministry to kick-start the recruitment process of 22,000 primary teachers.
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Parliament Approves UGX 23bn Additional Budget to URA 1

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is to get an additional Shillings 23billion in the coming financial year 2019/2020 budget. This is on top of the authority’s budgetary allocation of 431.26 billion shillings.
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Parliament Tasks Gov’t on National Irrigation Plan agriculture 1 1

Parliament has tasked government to expedite the finalization of the National Irrigation Plan to guide irrigation development in the Agriculture Sector.
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Parliament Approves Additional UGX 50bn for Extension Workers 1 1

Members of Parliament have approved an additional funding of Shillings 50 billion to the Agriculture Ministry to enable recruitment and facilitation of extension workers.
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MPs Want Amendment of Advocacy Act Expedited pre-entry exams 1 3

Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have recommended for the immediate amendment of the Advocacy Act in view of abolishing pre-entry exams to the Bar Course at Law Development Centre (LDC).
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CSOs Ask MPs to Increase Tax on Non-Alcoholic Drinks 1 1

CSOs under the umbrella group Tax Justice Alliance Uganda demand that the 200 shillings per litre tax is maintained or even increased saying that the reduction in tax will lead to tremendous loss in government revenue.
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MPs Querry UGX 7 Billion FIA Regional Meeting 1 1

Members of Parliament have been left astonished by a Shillings 7.6 billion budget request by the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) to host a week long regional meeting.
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