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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 .

We're planning to acquire an existing company in Uganda and are trying to source information.

Are there any requirements for filing annual balance sheets with Registrar of Companies ?


Thanks Malik for asking this important question!

Though I thought this is not a direct tax question, I still think it is an invaluable one for any prospective business owner in Uganda.

As a Foreign business owner planning to invest in excess of US$100,000 in a manufacturing plant in Uganda, your business will be governed by the Investment Code of 1991.

Under these Investment guidelines, you're required to acquire an Investment License from the Uganda Investment Authority.

By receiving the Uganda Investment License, you're under statutory obligation

1) To maintain proper Financial and Accounting records, returns, samples, and other data relating to the operations of your business.

2) To allow the Employee of the Uganda Investment Authority reasonable access to your business in order to monitor the operations of your Uganda business.

3) To take the necessary actions to ensure that your business operations do not cause injury to the ecology and the environment.

These are some of the basic requirements you will need to comply with when running your business. However, depending on the manufacturing sector you're in, you might be required to meet some other Industry specific regulatory requirements.

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Oct 26, 2010
Are there any requirements for filing annual balance sheets with Registrar of Companies ?
by: Business Consultant

Yes, each company is required to submit Audited financial Statements to both the Registra of Companies and to the Uganda Revenue Authority.
Also if your Entity is among the Sample of companies to be surveyed in the Private Sector Investment Surveys carried out by the Bank of Uganda (Central Bank) in corraboration with the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA-Promotion Agency of Investments) and Uganda Bureau Of Statistics (UBOS) which are done annually, you're under obligation to respond to the surveys and also submit the audited financial statements.

Oct 26, 2010
Specific Annual Company Requirements
by: Business Consultant

Reqirements include the following:
- NSSF ( National Social Security Fund) for the workers employed
- 6% withholding tax
- 18% VAT
- 30% P.A.Y.E for all the workers.
- And depending on the product, you're producing,there could be a sales tax as dermined in the Country"s Budget for the financial year in question.

Sep 22, 2010
Annual Compliance
by: Ranveer Malik

Thank you for taking time to respond. Kindly provide specific information on Annual Compliance Required, incentives and the mode getting reimbursement of the same.

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