Council has started the valuation of all properties to be taxed in the next five years.
The city’s revenue collection for the financial year 2021/2022 was projected at
4.7 Billion Shilling. However, by the end of the second quarter, only 1.3
Billion Shillings was realized.
Samuel Tayebwa Rwakinanga, the Mbarara City head of Revenue Collection says the
valuation is aimed at recording all old and new properties in the City that
will be taxed for the next five years beginning in the next financial year.
He says all
buildings whether commercial or residential will be valued. He adds that the
valuation for residential houses will be kept for future use when they turn
into commercial properties.
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for the last five years Mbarara City council has collected 1.3 billion from
property tax annually. He hopes that after the valuation the tax will increase
since new developments have been done.
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during the evaluation, details that include the location, property
measurements, and particulars of the property owners will be captured.
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Muhangi the Acting City Clerk says the valuation will be done for two months
starting this month and will be followed by the display of the valuation,
hearing, and settling of complaints until June.
Muganzi, the Deputy City Mayor says that owners of the new buildings in the city and those that have changed ownership will also captured.
Twijukye, a businessman and member of the City Development Forum asked for lenience
during the valuation noting that most commercial buildings were left empty
since the outbreak of Covid-19.
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