URA boss speaks on taxing churches


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Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General Doris Akol says tax compliance levels have increased as the authority improves revenue mobilisation.

She said religious institutions depending on what they do, where a church is just being a church, from a policy perspective has not been resolved yet.

“But if it is doing business like running radio stations or a school, it is taxed,” Akol said while appearing on NBS morning breeze Monday.

She denied reports that her officials were being heavy-handed while collecting taxes.
“We are assertive. We will read you the law, tell you where you have gone wrong then implement the law. That is not being heavy-handed.”

She said when someone is caught in the act of smuggling, everything is forfeited.

“Those people usually have no kind words for Uganda Revenue Authority.”
Akol announced tax exemptions in agro-processing.

“I would like for Ugandans to come to us for advice on which businesses to invest in where you can get tax exemptions.”

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