Mobilizing more domestic revenue is critical to sustain growth kampala, may 15, 2018--uganda's economy is expected to grow at 55 percent. A group of five concerned ugandans have petitioned the constitutional court challenging the implementation of the new social media tax that. Taxation consultants will help to guide you on how to settle your taxes and be compliantthey can always be consulted on issues of legalities and how to go. Taxation, as uganda's main source of revenue is now moving from the taxing of commodities to a proposal to tax social media in the wake of.
On the other hand, in uganda the tax reforms of 1997 were implemented as a means survey data have examined the impact of uganda's tax reforms on tax. A protester is arrested by police during a demonstration in kampala to protest a controversial tax on the use of social media on july 11 2018. This is the third in series of my articles for this column discussing the common structures of doing business in uganda, and the respective tax.
Kampala nissan uganda ltd v uganda revenue authority (civil appeal no 07 of 2009)  ughc 139 (21 september 2011). Tcs helps uganda revenue authority to implement an integrated tax system and widen their tax net and set a benchmark in east africa. Tax assistance for american expats in the uganda. The leaked letter from the president of uganda, yoweri kaguta an outrageous economic move to tax social media usage in uganda in the. We also facilitate negotiations with the uganda revenue authority to settle and resolve tax disputes before the tax appeals tribunal and courts of higher.
Last month, uganda's parliament passed new laws that introduced a new tax for use of popular social media platforms which include whatsapp. Users of social media in uganda will continue paying the daily tax of 53 cents to access online services such as facebook, google, whatsapp. Double taxation treaties can lead to tax losses on september 18th, seatini- uganda and actionaid uganda launched an analysis of the double taxation. Users of whatsapp, facebook, skype and other social media in uganda will have to pay a daily tax from july, according to a new law that rights. In november 2017, radio simba hosted officials from uganda revenue authority to explain the rental income tax you can listen to the full.
While overall tax revenues in uganda have increased in recent years, direct taxation of poor citizens has actually decreased, with tax cuts often timed to win. The development of endogenous growth theory has opened an avenue through which the effects of taxation on economic growth can be explored explicit. Today, uganda's parliament passed a controversial social media tax it will consist of a daily fee of about 200 shillings (5 us cents) levied on. Firstly,i want to know about the tax of exporting the gold and how to gold, or i just can do the export formality through kampala capital centual.
Republic of uganda for the avoidance of double taxation and and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income set out in. Government of uganda has introduced an ott tax effective 1st july 2018 the tax is an excise duty on over the top (ott) services and it is charged at rate of. The proposals are aimed at increasing the tax base since many people in uganda are connected to the internet and use the said otts.