Do you have a question about the Uganda Tax System? Ask the Uganda Tax Guide and other Business travelers who visit our website!
Ask any question about Uganda Taxes and expect an answer from the Uganda Tax Guide or an experienced Uganda Business traveler.
You can ask about how to: acquire a Tax Identification Number, asses the tax you need to pay, benefit from the Uganda tax incentives, withhold your tax, tax compliance techniques and any other Uganda Tax question that you feel you need an answer before starting your business in Africa.
Click below to see the Tax questions asked by other visitors and the answers they have got ....!
Uganda's tax structure
describe the Ugandan tax structure?
Uganda’s tax system is comprised of excise duties, import duties, VAT, income taxes, and …
Garments import tax in Uganda
How much tax will one need to pay to import garments.
You will have to pay Uganda Customs duty namely:
• Advalorem import duty …
Donations and Gifts
I have been send a Religious Article ie Statue from Britain. Do I have taxes to pay on it?
Donations and gifts are exempted only …
Uganda withholding taxes
I want to know how to recover the withhold tax that my customer (bases in Uganda) has applied in my invoices.
We are a company based …
Uganda Tax on Imported Tractors
Question: Are imported used tractors exempted from taxes?
Answer: Used vehicles normally have to be charged with Import Duty plus Environmental …
Heritage Vs Uganda oil case starts in UK
Friday, 2nd September, 2011
The hearing of a case in which Heritage Oil sued Uganda over an oil tax amounting to $404m (about sh1.1 trillion) has started …
I want to start a import and retail bussiness of automobile spareparts
Question: what is the system of taxation both for import and retail business for this type of investment?
There are two types of importation: …
Which goods does Uganda Revenue Authority exempt from taxation?
Wednesday, 27th April, 2011
Since the economic situation started biting hard with the value of money declining and buying fewer items, many have been …
Uganda NGO's and taxation
Question What tax exemptions are NOG's entitled to especially with regard to witholding tax and import duties?
The NGO sector in Uganda …
Witholding tax for short contracts
a. If a company enters into a contract with a consultant and is a) Resident of Uganda b) Nonresident ; at what rate will the Withholding Tax …
Uganda Oil Tax News
On Monday August 23, at around 9a.m., a delegation met President Museveni at the State Lodge in Jinja. The delegation included Energy Minister Eng. Hilary …
Withholding Tax in Uganda
Is it possible to reclaim withheld tax?
Yes it is! Under the following circumstances, you will be able to reclaim withheld …
Taxpayers Vs. Tax Authorities.
What Do Uganda Taxpayers Want from the Uganda Revenue Authority?
I think Uganda taxpayers demand similar qualities from Uganda …
Uganda Tax Incentives
Question. What are tax incentives?
Answer. A tax incentive in simple terms can be described as a tax holiday; a temporary reduction or elimination …
Annual compliance requirements of applicable laws for Ltd/Pvt. Ltd. Company
Please let us know the annual compliance requirements for foreign Limited / Private Limited companies in manufacturing activities in Uganda …
Tax Briefing notes; 2012/13 Uganda Budget analysis
Income derived from Treasury Bills & Bonds
Gov’t to increase the withholding tax on income derived from Treasury Bills and Bonds from 15% …
Tax planning in Uganda
What are factors considered when carrying out tax planning?
Tax planning is essentially the systematic analysis of the differing …
Uganda Withholding Tax Exemption (WHT) for the period 1st January 2014-30th June 2014. Not rated yet
Please find below a guide on the definition of compliance with regard to the criteria that shall be followed while selecting clients who shall enjoy the …
Uganda Revenue Arthority Under pressure to get more Tax from businesses 2013-2014 Not rated yet
The mood at the Uganda Revenue Authority these days is edgy; the pressure the guys at the tax body's headquarters at Nakawa are under is visibly telling. …
Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) wants VAT Exemption On Airport Service Charge Not rated yet
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has asked the Uganda Revenue Authority to exempt it from paying Value Added Tax (VAT) on the airport service charge. …
Engen Uganda Could Face Tax Evasion Charges Not rated yet
Petronas subsidiary Engen Uganda may be subjected to investigation by the Ugandan Tax Authority (URA) for allegedly defaulting on its tax obligations since …
MTN Uganda faces up to 169 Counts of Tax Evasion Not rated yet
Thirteen Directors of the MTN Uganda including the South Africa-based top honcho Sifiso Dabengwa face up to 169 counts of evading taxes of up to Shs 70bn, …
Uganda Revenue Authority wins 1.5BN lawsuit against Airtel Uganda Not rated yet
Court has dismissed a petition by Airtel Uganda Limited, a telecommunications company that dragged Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) over interest regarding …
Uganda Revenue Authority starts issuing eStamp Certificates Not rated yet
Here is the notification we received regarding eStamp Certificates from URA.
Dear Client, …
Click here to write your own.
How to reduce Taxes payable when staritng a BUSINESS IN UGANDA Not rated yet
How can I reduce my tax payable if I started a business in Uganda?
This always depends on the location of your business in Uganda …
Uganda PAYE rates 2012-2013 Not rated yet
What is the new tax structure of Uganda as regards paye?
Please find the information about the new Pay As You Earn rates for Uganda …
Taxes for cozmetiks and parfumes in Uganda Not rated yet
My company is planning to commence importing a cosmetics and perfumes from the best world designer brands in Uganda. What are the import taxes …
Withholding tax Not rated yet
Is it in order for withholding tax to be deducted at source by an NGO on goods that are supplied by a company in Uganda?
Tax on monitors in Uganda Not rated yet
Is there tax charged on monitors that are 20 inches and larger in size? And what sort of tax are we talking about.
Monitors are …
Import taxes on Machinery in Uganda Not rated yet
What is import machinery taxes?
According to part I sixth schedule, it lies in the third bracket of depreciable assets and subject …
Car importation into Uganda Not rated yet
I am Ugandan wanting to return home with my car that I have held for 9 years. Its is a Vuaxall Vectra 3.2 2003 date of manufacture.
e-tax system in uganda today., Not rated yet
What are the advantages/disadvantages of the e-tax system in Uganda today?
Advantages of e-tax system
• It helps to phase out …
Tax incentives for Uganda Oil Companies Not rated yet
Are there any specific tax incentives for independent oil companies to come to Uganda?
Uganda Oil companies were offered incentives …
corproate withholding tax Not rated yet
How can a uk based company recover withholding tax?
Such a company can recover its withholding tax by presenting a withholding tax …
PAYEE Not rated yet
What are the new payee tax rates as per the amendment 2012?
Dear Edgar, you can find the new Pay As You Earn rates on the following …
is vat tax charged on moving expenses in Uganda Not rated yet
Is vat tax charged on moving expenses?
Yes, Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged on local moving expenses but not charge for international …
Uganda bond tax hike could become counter productive Not rated yet
Offshore investors who have departed Uganda's debt market because of falling yields and fears about the currency's strength have another reason to stay …
Uganda import tax due on my Household items Not rated yet
I am hoping to send a box to Entebbe weighing up to 120kgs. The box will contain a baby cot, cot mattress, beddings, blankets, towels, cushions, …
Uganda Vegetable Oil firm seeks tax exemption Not rated yet
THE headquarters of Mount Meru Group is a Spartan affair arrived at via a deeply portholed all-weather road that winds through the Arusha industrial area. …
Import taxes for the perfumes and the cosmetics in Uganda. Not rated yet
How much are the import taxes for the perfumes and the cosmetics in Uganda?
In the financial year 2011/2012 Excise Duty on cosmetics …
Taxation on volunteers Not rated yet
How long can a person volunteer for?
If a volunteer is paid or facilitated say with food or transportation but this is paid as a lump sum …
Pay As You Earn Not rated yet
How do i calculate PAYE using the current threshold?
Below is the Uganda Pay as You Earn Tax structure applicable for the financial …
Taxes on Used Clothing Not rated yet
How much tax is levied on a 40 feet container of grade A used clothing from USA
Uganda Customs department imposes an Advalorem import …
taxable ugandans Not rated yet
I want to know which kinds/groups of people are not taxed in Uganda.Thank you
Please note that with taxes like VAT in place, it …
Uganda well to do firms have benefited from the various tax incentives in the country Not rated yet
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is concerned about the tax inequality issues in Uganda, describing them as “unfortunate”.
“IMF is concerned about …
Uganda Revenue Authority Freezes Makerere University Accounts Over 1BN Tax Debt Not rated yet
Makerere University lecturers and other staff may miss this month's salary after Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) froze the institution's bank account over …
Taxes on laptops,tractor and bibles Not rated yet
What Import taxes apply to the above in Uganda:
Laptops…… are Import tax exempt commodities (but you need to bear in mind that there …
statistical research on Uganda Tax Not rated yet
How can i get statistical data/ information,including illustrations about revenue collection and its impact on the performance of local government …
Uganda Revenue Authority & Uganda Manufactures Association Agree Towards Smoother Tax Collection Not rated yet
The Uganda Revenue Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Uganda Manufacturers Association to work together for responsible tax collection. …
Click here to write your own.
HOW TO IMPORT TAX FREE GOODS FOR A NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION in Uganda Not rated yet
HOW CAN OUR COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION OBTAIN A TAX FREE (EXEMPTION) ON GRANTS COMING TO UGANDA AND OTHER SOME GOODS, CLOTHES, COMPUTERS, …
tax assesment in Uganda, Africa Not rated yet
What are the methods used in tax assessment in Uganda?
Please note that this depends on a few factors such as chargeable income, …
Tax planning in Africa Not rated yet
What are the best tax planning strategies for businesses in Uganda?
Tax planning is a broad term that is used to describe the processes …
Uganda to spend an extra 9.3billion on Heritage Tax Case Not rated yet
Government requires an extra sh9.3b in the next financial year to sustain its ongoing court battle with Heritage Oil and Gas Ltd before an arbitration …
Uganda Revenue Authority sets Accreditation System for Taxpayers Not rated yet
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) will soon implement an accreditation system for top tax payers in a move aimed at improving tax compliance in the country. …
taxation and revenue collection in Kampala Capital City Authority Not rated yet
What are the procedures, set standards, assessment criteria for taxes and revenue collection in Kampala capital city authority.
Uganda prepares to tax artistes Not rated yet
Ugandan artistes are in for hard times, the tax man is closing in with a bill that will make all entertainment events taxable.
According to the draft …
Uganda Revenue Authority, Orient Bank and Warid Telecom in Mobile Money Tax Payment Deal Not rated yet
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with Orient Bank and Warid Telecom has come up with an easier way of tax payment using the innovative …
WHAT THE TAX & IMPORT DUTY OF FURNISHING CLOTH? Not rated yet
I WANT TO EXPORT FURNISHING CLOTH FROM INDIA TO UGANDA WHAT IS THE TAX & DUTY ON THAT IMPORT CLOTH IN UGANDA?
1. Customs duty namely: …
how to tax foreign investors Not rated yet
What are the tax incentives for foreign investors in Uganda especially those selling products in Uganda?
Government in liaison …
European Head of Mission Advises Uganda to Widen Tax Base Not rated yet
During a speech to an African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) workshop in Kampala, the European Head of Mission Roberto Ridolfi has remarked that Uganda’s …
Insurance body bars companies to pay KCCA trading license Not rated yet
Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) has rejected its members from paying trading license to Kampala City Authority (KCCA).
“I would like to inform …
Uganda Revenue Authority on Coarse to Hit Fiscal Revenue Target Not rated yet
With the end of the financial year just around the corner, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is on course to hit the total revenue collections and possibly …
East African heads of states agree on tax collection at first point of entry Not rated yet
The East African heads of states have agreed, in principle, that goods should be cleared and taxes collected at the first point of entry in a move aimed …
African Development Bank Survey Report Faults Uganda on Tax Breaks Not rated yet
Uganda’s tax incentives system, perennially shrouded in controversy, is in the spotlight again, as it emerges that the country lost close to $2 million …
TAxataion Policy Not rated yet
is there an explicit tax policy for Uganda? Is where can one access it?
Yes. And the Uganda Revenue Authority is the main implementer. …
Impact of ICT on e-business a case of Uganda Revenue Authority Not rated yet
What is the impact of ICT on e-business as referred to Uganda Revenue Authority?
What are the advantages enjoyed after implementing the e-tax …
Graduated Tax Could Be Re-Introduced in Uganda Not rated yet
Local government leaders from Eastern Uganda have called on government to reintroduce graduated tax to boost the local revenues collected from their areas. …
Ugandan Retailers Decry Heavy Taxes in Burundi Not rated yet
Retailers in Uganda are denouncing the Burundian government's taxes, found to be higher than those elsewhere in the East African Community (EAC). Some …
PROCEDURES AND CHALLANGES IN TAX COLLECTION Not rated yet
Question 1: What steps has Uganda Revenue Authority undertaken to ensure increase in tax collection?
For the FY 2012/2013 there have been …
World Bank Calls for More East African Tax Reforms Not rated yet
The World Bank report has recommended further reforms to the tax systems in East Africa to ease the business process for investors.
VALUE ADDED TAX Not rated yet
Question 1: VAT is a very important tax in Uganda. Explain it's importance?
Value Added Tax (VAT) is an indirect tax that is paid by a person …
Travel Aire Kennel Carriers for Dogs Not rated yet
I would like to take 2 travel aire Kennel carriers for dogs to Uganda. My friends return to Holland in a few months and will take their dogs …
Uganda Businesses propose Higher PAYE threshold Not rated yet
IN what will emerge as a major positive fiscal policy decision in coming years, experts have agreed that raising the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) …
Uganda Revenue Authority shakes off Revenue Deficits incured in 2011 Not rated yet
Uganda Revenue Authority has shaken off revenue deficits it posted in the months of Dec-11 and Jan-12 with a UGX 1bn surplus, marginally …
Click here to write your own.
Tax compliance among SME's. Not rated yet
Can social norms lead to tax non-compliance in Ugandan SME's? This qn is based on some incentives given to some foreign investors and domestic …
Uganda Oil seed Farmers Seek Tax Consessions Not rated yet
Oil seed producers are calling for a revision of their tax obligations, arguing that palm oil industry has tax concessions that give them …
tax collection methods Not rated yet
How are the various taxes collected in Uganda?
Vat- is collected through returns made by companies of which payment is made by the …
Uganda Revenue Authority E-tax Collections Up Not rated yet
KAMPALA, UGANDA -Online tax payments using the e-Tax platform seem to be paying off as statistics from the Uganda Revenue Authority have …
Tax on imported textile products and Ornaments in Uganda Not rated yet
Question: I need to know the taxes payable on imported textile accessories and ornaments.
Dear Joachim, your Textiles and Ornaments …
Local taxes in Uganda Not rated yet
Question: How do local governments administer and collect taxes in Uganda?
Local Governments administer and collect taxes in Uganda …
Import duty on Clothes in Uganda Not rated yet
Question: What are the duties and how much each for importing polyster kitenge, cotton materials like bed sheets, kitenge, leso,towels , blankets, Carpet(venyl …
Withholding tax on Professional Services in Uganda Not rated yet
Question: Does Uganda levy withholding Tax on professional services such as legal service.
This is because of Section 119A of the …
top ten tax paying companies Not rated yet
What are the top ten tax paying companies in Uganda?
The large taxpayers department no longer rates the top tax payers in the country …
Uganda Taxation System and the Canon Laws Not rated yet
Question: Is Uganda's tax system in line with the canon laws of taxation?
The 'Canons of taxation' were first developed by Adam Smith …
TAX INCENTIVES FOR UGANDA ICT COMPANIES Not rated yet
Question: Do Ugandan ICT companies have tax incentives on the equipment imported to run there business?? how does one qualify for such?
Importing car from U.S. to Uganda Not rated yet
Question: Hello, I am importing a vehicle from the U.S. to Uganda. Can you advise me if 1) there is a import tax/duty fee, etc.; and 2) if we are subject …
Uganda Local Hotel Tax Not rated yet
Question: What is the role of local hotel tax in Uganda?
Answer: The government of Uganda proposed the local hotel tax as one of the ways to help …
Uganda Import Duty on computer software Not rated yet
Question: what is the import duty levied on computer software.
Computer software is exempt from import duty.
Heritage Oil Loses USD30M Uganda Tax Appeal Not rated yet
Heritage Oil and Gas is to pay USD30 Million as assessed tax by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) according to the ruling of the Tax appeals …
Filling Uganda Tax Returns Not rated yet
Question How do l prepare for tax returns.
If you own a Uganda Business are required to include in the return a statement of income …
Public revenue in uganda Not rated yet
Question: What are the sources of public revenue in Uganda.
There are two major categories of public revenue i.e. Tax revenue and Non …
Uganda Business Taxable Profit Not rated yet
Question: What are the additions and deductions when calculating taxable profit.
Taxable profit on your Uganda Business is the profit …
Uganda Revenue Authority wins Tax Case against Heritage Oil Not rated yet
Uganda Revenue Authority has won a case against Heritage Oil and Gas Limited after the Tax Appeals Tribunal yesterday dismissed the oil …
Stop tax exemptions, IMF urges Uganda Government Not rated yet
The International Monetary Fund has urged Uganda Government to do away with tax exemptions next financial year to maintain a steady economic …
Uganda Business CEOs taken through new Transfer pricing Regulations and and EAC Double Taxation Agreement Not rated yet
Uganda Revenue Authority has held the second consultative business forum to discuss implementation of the new transfer pricing regulations and Double Taxation …
Uganda Tax Information Systems Not rated yet
Question: What are the information systems used in finance, revenue and taxation?
what are the outputs of uganda revenue authority?
what are the inputs …
Uganda tax avoidance Not rated yet
Questions: What measures are taken for people who avoid tax?
When you're found evading taxes the Uganda Revenue Authority will either …
Importing precious metals into Uganda Not rated yet
Our company in Uganda wants to import precious metals into Uganda and want to find out what duty is payable.
Hello Vincent, I think …
Taxes hindering Uganda Internet penetration Not rated yet
Tuesday, 27th September, 2011
The sale of internet and non-internet enabled phone devices in Uganda is curtailed by excise duty and value added tax …
Click here to write your own.
Uganda Tax Collection Challenges Not rated yet
Question: what challenges do the Ugandan government face in the collection and distribution of the taxes collected and what can be done to over come …
Uganda Parliament Reduces Tax on Sugar and Fuel Not rated yet
Wednesday, 7th September, 2011
The Uganda Parliament on Tuesday passed a Bill exempting excise tax on paraffin, and reducing tax on sugar by Sh25. …
MTN Uganda and URA Tax Row Not rated yet
Wednesday, 31st August, 2011
A whistleblower and the Uganda Revenue Authority continue to wrangle over how much he should be paid for exposing tax avoidance. …
Uganda Revenue Authority trains Central Equatorial tax officers Not rated yet
Wednesday, 31st August, 2011
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has passed out the first batch of the Central Equatorial State –Revenue Authority …
Oil pushes Uganda Tax law amendment Not rated yet
Friday August 26, 2011
The Uganda income tax law is to be amended to enable the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) prepare for the commercial production …
Uganda Revenue Authority leading change in the economy by changing Tax Collection Tactics Not rated yet
Monday August 22, 2011
THE Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has lurched onto a new way to collect income tax. Starting June, URA took advantage of property …
Uganda Withholding Tax Threshold Not rated yet
Question: What is the thresthold for withholding tax?
Answer: There is practically no threshold unless you're tax exempted.
Withholding tax …
Uganda Manufactures hail removal of sugar tax Not rated yet
Thursday, 11th August, 2011
Kaddu Kiberu, the Uganda Manufacturers’ Association chairman, has said the scrapping of the 25% import duty on sugar by …
IMF boss calls for indirect tax assessment methods in Uganda Not rated yet
Thursday, 11th August, 2011
IMF senior representative Thomas Richardson has in the past spoken out about the need to review tax exemptions. He told …
Uganda Government hires sh11b lawyers to defend oil Tax case Not rated yet
Thursday August 11, 2011
The Uganda Government has hired an external lawyer at sh11b to defend it in the Heritage Oil case lodged in London, MPs heard …
Uganda Real estate dealers decry high taxes Not rated yet
Wednesday August 10, 2011
Uganda Real estate dealers and developers in Kampala have asked the Government to sensitise the public on the taxes levied …
Uganda Revenue Authority and NSSF in sh13b row Not rated yet
Monday, 8th August, 2011
UGANDA Revenue Authority (URA) has not remitted workers’ contribution to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) amounting …
Uganda Tax Body in Real Estate Tax Dispute Not rated yet
Friday, 5th August, 2011
The Uganda Government lost taxes worth sh100m in a transaction in which city businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba sold Uganda Broadcasting …
Uganda Tax Whistleblower petitions Parliament over sh4.1b Not rated yet
Wednesday, 3rd August, 2011
An informer, who leaked information on a leading telecom company that was evading taxes worth sh4.8b, has petitioned Parliament, …
Heritage seeks Uganda tax claim halt Not rated yet
Saturday July 30, 2011
London-listed Heritage Oil has applied to Uganda's Tax Appeals Tribunal to stay the hearing of its tax dispute with government …
TAX ADMINISTRATION Not rated yet
Question: HOW DOES THE UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY GOVERN TAXES?
The Uganda Revenue Authority is the central body mandated to assess, …
Uganda Tax on bricks making Not rated yet
Question: I want to know, is there any tax on making burnt bricks locally (in village) there is no factory/office.
Answer: Burnt bricks in Uganda …
What are the Uganda Taxes on Construction Material Not rated yet
Question: What are the taxes on below mentioned:
CERAMIC SANITARYWARE - TOILETS,SINKS,WASH BASINS,BATHS
Uganda Revenue Authority trains officers on tax oil Not rated yet
Wednesday June 22, 2011
Uganda Revenue Authority legal officers have been trained in international income and petroleum taxation.
This was aimed …
Impact of maize tax cut on Uganda Not rated yet
Thursday June 16, 2011
YOHANA Lugya, a farmer in Kayunga said that his dirty maize has cost him many customers.
He was forced to move to Mukono …
Uganda Tax consultants speak out on budget Not rated yet
Wednesday June 15, 2011
PRIVATE sector and donor group leaders have cautioned that allocations to major projects like the multibillion Karuma project …
When did Uganda Self Tax Assessment begin? Not rated yet
Question: When was self assessment of tax introduced in Uganda?
Answer: Self Tax Assessment was first introduced in Uganda by the Uganda Income …
What are the Uganda Oil Tax Incentives Not rated yet
Question: Are there any incentives currently offered to those involved in the exploration and production of oil?
One of the incentives …
Tax exemption on software boosting technology growth Not rated yet
Thursday May 19, 2011
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies operating in Uganda are attributing the fast growing technology uptake …
Withholding tax Exempted list of goods and Services? Not rated yet
Question: How can I get a list of exempted materials/good and services?
Withholding tax is a form income tax and is deducted at source …
Click here to write your own.
Tax on educational equipment? Not rated yet
Question: I work with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Makerere University. I am trying to procure some equipment for our department laboratories. …
Uganda Tax Compliance Not rated yet
Question: what are the compliance statistics for business organization in Uganda and what could be the probaby cause of low compliance?
Who is to withhold tax? Not rated yet
Question: Who is to withhold tax?
Withholding tax is deducted from a payment (income) to a payee.
The person who makes the payment is …
Uganda Tax System: Is it fair? Not rated yet
Do we have a fair taxation system in uganda? please explian if we do.
Well, I would think the fairness of our tax system would …
Uganda Tax News - Tax Body Accused Of Aiding Evasion of Taxes Not rated yet
This Uganda Tax article that appeared in The Red Pepper, one of Uganda's Daily Newspapers, illustrates how aggressive you need to be when handling …
Used Clothes Tax Not rated yet
What tax is charged on used clothes bales?
I would think that Used clothes are subject to import duty since they are normally …
Uganda Company Shares Not rated yet
Is it required by law that i allocate part of my company shares to a local citizen working for me as a manager to be able to get a trade …
PAYE penalties in Uganda Not rated yet
What are the penalties regarding non compliance to withholding Pay As You Earn (PAYE)?
A withholding agent who fails to withhold …
Click here to write your own.