By Our Reporter
In a move to further extend tax services closer to the business community, Uganda Revenue Authority(URA) has set up a mobile tax hub in Kikuubo to last 15 days from November 2, 2021.
Working in together with the trading community leadership, URA officials are carrying out door-to-door sensitization engagements with traders.
This is to equip them with knowledge about their rights and obligations as taxpayers, free tax advisory and hands-on support services on any tax-related challenges.
Ian Rumanyika,the Acting Assistant Commissioner Public and Corporate Affairs, explained that the tax body is registering businesses for tax purposes.
“The exercise of registration is being handled in conjunction with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) under the Taxpayer Registration Expansion Program (TREP) program,”Rumanyika said in a statement this morning.
Rumanyika said this program aims to help businesses formalize and enjoy the benefits of business formality.
“The mobile tax hub in Kikuubo is in response to the traders’ request for more engagement with the taxman,”he stated.
Rumanyika further added that the tax body has adopted a listening approach to the concerns of the public and business communities and is responding to their needs dynamically and innovatively to enhance service delivery and to draw more revenue contributors into the taxpayers pool.
“URA encourages every Kikuubo trader to take advantage of this exercise to get their tax affairs in order from the comfort of their working spaces,”he said.