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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, […]

VPN in Uganda a curse and a blessing in disguise

VPN in Uganda a curse and a blessing in disguise

Story by BECKY KISOZI NALUYIMA When I heard the word VPN, it struck my mind straight away.WHATS VPN? A person may not really know what exactly it is. VPN is Virtual Private Network and it’s the latest free to access  service that opens or decrypts blocked applications, sites, links and urls without any subscription, it keeps your service and enables […]

URA under fire from MPs over Yumbe killings

URA under fire from MPs over Yumbe killings

Members of parliament hailing from West Nile  have expressed their disappointment over Uganda Revenue Authority enforcement officers   methods of collecting tax . The  MPs accuse the officers of subjecting people to ‘inhuman methods’ of collecting tax in the West Nile sub region and the entire country. This follows last week’s incident were  UPDF officers attached […]

SC Villa appoints Deo Sserwada as new head coach

SC Villa appoints Deo Sserwada as new head coach

Sports Club Villa unveiled Deo Sserwadda as a new head coach at Jevine Hotel in Ndeeba on Sunday 26 June 2016. The former SC Villa who won the league in 2006 and the Uganda Cup in 2005 with Uganda Revenue Authority replaces Ibrahim Kirya as the new head coach. The CAF B license holder signed […]

CSOs call for transparency in taxation

CSOs call for transparency in taxation

Civil Society Organizations have asked Uganda Revenue Authority to exercise total transparency and equity when taxing them. Speaking at a dialogue between URA and Civil Society, the executive director Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda Cissy Kagaba said URA is being used to restrain organizations that are critical of government. She said that some of the taxes levied on these […]

KCCA FC wins Azam Uganda Super League Title

KCCA  FC wins Azam Uganda Super League Title

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) football club wins the Azam Uganda super league after securing a 1-1 draw with express at Mutessa II stadium on Tuesday 23, 2016. KCC came into the game with a draw enough if title challengers Vipers SC could not get maximum points against Uganda Revenue Authority at Buikwe stadium. The […]

Uganda Revenue Authority Impounds 152 Tortoises

Uganda Revenue Authority Impounds 152 Tortoises

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) impounded 152 tortoises reportedly smuggled from the Northern District of Nakapiripirit and handed them back to Uganda Wild life authority (UWA). The tortoises that had been concealed in sacks  were displayed by URA officials at the media conference in Kampala. The assistant commissioner enforcement at URA Agnes Nabwire said that […]

Private sector tasks EALA to engage heads of states on sugar export to Kenya

Private sector tasks EALA  to engage heads of states on sugar export to Kenya

The private sector and business community have tasked  the East African legislative Assembly  to engage the two heads of state from Kenya and Uganda to resolve on the issue of exporting Ugandan sugar to Kenya. The private sector and business community represented by the members of the Uganda Manufacturer Association, Uganda Bureau of standards and Uganda […]

Tax clearance certificates for election candidates a great idea – Lokodo

Tax clearance certificates for election candidates a great idea – Lokodo

The Minister for Ethics and integrity Father Simon Lokodo has applauded the Uganda Revenue Authority for an initiative to block the intending individuals to contest in any political elective position if they have no tax clearance certificates. This came as the URA introduced the tax clearance certificate to anyone who intends to contest in the upcoming […]

URA reveals that cigarette smuggling reduced in the year 2014/15

URA reveals that cigarette smuggling reduced in the year 2014/15

Uganda Revenue Authority has revealed that there has been a huge decline in cigarette smuggling in the year 2014/15 compared to 2013/14. The Supervisor Customs Enforcement- URA, Armstrong Turyakira, says since 2013 to date a total of 7.1 million sticks were impounded compared to 12.6 seized in 2008/09. Turyakira attributes the reduction to the war in South Sudan and opening of new factory […]

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