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Excise Duty

URA to refund billions in illegal taxes

URA to refund billions in illegal taxes

The Court of Appeal has ordered that Value Added Tax charged on imported goods at a rate of 15% by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is illegal. VAT is a tax on the value added at each stage of the production and distribution process and on the importation of goods. Through Birungyi, Barata & Associates, […]

Government should advance review of mobile money, social media tax – Kadaga

Government should advance review of mobile money, social media tax – Kadaga

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has urged government to move expeditiously and present amendments to the recently passed Excise Duty (Amendment) Act that introduces taxes on mobile money transactions and social media. “This bill was passed into law so it should not be handled lightly. There is urgent need to harmonize the existing law […]

Students, vendors ask Speaker to revisit new taxes

Students, vendors ask Speaker to revisit new taxes

Makerere University Guild and a section of mobile-money vendors have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to intervene and cause the review of the recently passed Excise Duty (Amendment) Act. The law imposes a one per cent excise duty on Mobile money transactions and shs200 on over the top services on social media. The students […]

President returns Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to Parliament for reconsideration

President returns Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to Parliament for reconsideration

President Yoweri Museveni has returned the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2016 back to Parliament for reconsideration duty on incoming international calls. The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga informed parliament that the President noted that the removal of excise duty would not lead to an increase of incoming international calls but will target the illegal operators who […]

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