Friday, 24 June 2016
Monday, 13 June 2016
The Uganda Revenue Authority together with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will help tax payers understand what they are up against in the budget that was read last week.
The panel breaking down the budget includes Dickson Kateshumbwa URA Commissioner Customs, Francis Kamulegeya Country Partner Price Water House Coopers.
Others are Henry Martin Saka Commissioner Domestic Taxes URA, Doris Akol Commissioner General of URA, Moses Kaggwa Commissioner Tax Policy MoFPED.
URA's Stephen Magera is the moderator.
- All LED Bulbs and lamps - VAT down starting July 1, 2016
- Agriculture Machinery exempted
- Furniture for hospitals
- Import duty not to be charged on imports from COMESA
- Maternity (mama) kit to be zero rated (Import duty)
- Ready to drink spirits
- Sugar tax sh50 to sh100
- Motor vehicle lubricants duty from 5% to 10%
- TAX exemptions on these
- Cesspool emptiers and Concrete Mixers pulled by a prime mover import duty applicable at 0%
- Base Oil import duty applicable at 0% for one year
- Maternity (mama) kits to be zero rated (Import duty)
- A buyer of a motor vehicle required to notify URA about change of ownership within 3 months.
- Changes made on Company mergers
- New policy to reduce double taxation
- Amendments in income tax related to petroleum industry
- Employees of diplomatic communities/locals to announce earnings
- NO VAT on goods used on donor aid projects
- There has been re-classification of items like wheat and light bulbs
- Refund of excise duty in approved health care products
URA administrative measures related to budget, focus on
- Wrong registration details to be cleared up
- Failure to amend registration details
- Registration of business for fraud purposes
- No licence for business without a TIN
- Taxpayer Registration Expansion (TREP)
- Unregistered business
Here is a live feed from the session at Hotel Africana in Kampala. BELOW, full budget speech.
Friday, 10 June 2016
On March 24, 2016 the Tow Center launched “The Curious Journalist’s Guide to Data” – a research project led by Tow Fellow Jonathan Stray. (The report is available to download and read at the Tow Center’s GitBook repository.) In this book, Stray examines the principles behind data journalism and, more broadly, the fundamental ideas behind the human tradition of counting things. (source TOW CENTRE for Digital journalism)
Here is the AUDIO
Here is The REPORT
Thursday, 2 June 2016
We know our @jumuiya history.A new chapter..a more vibrant #EAC comes in with #EACVision2050 https://t.co/Tfr3u2L17q pic.twitter.com/r7RkdlEmQ6— EAC Sec General (@LMfumukeko) June 2, 2016
The East African Community Vision 2050
It is envisaged that by 2050 EAC will have been transformed into an upper–middle income region within a secure and politically united East Africa based on the principles of inclusiveness and accountability.
The EAC Vision 2050 lays out a broad perspective in which the region optimizes
the utilisation of its resources to accelerate productivity and the social wellbeing
of its people. It portrays a future East Africa with rising personal prosperity in
cohesive societies, competitive economies, and strong inter-regional interaction.
Here is how Vision 2050 will be achieved:
Read or download (below)