Taxpayers in Uganda are set to enjoy a reliable and convenient method to pay their dues to Uganda Revenue Authority following the launch of a brand new payment solution in partnership with Airtel Money.
The partnership that facilitates payment of all taxes will offer Airtel Uganda subscribers convenience, reliability and efficiency.
Commenting about the partnership, Airtel Uganda Chief Commercial Officer Amit Kapur noted that Airtel is committed to providing convenience to all of its subscribers.
“We are proud to be associated with the development of Uganda through partnerships such as the one launched today to ease the payment of taxes to Uganda Revenue Authority through Airtel money. With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business, we recognise the need to accelerate digital inclusion in our services while creating ease and convenience for our customers”, he said.
Speaking on behalf of URA, Doris Akol the URA Commissioner General noted that partnering with Airtel on tax payments using the Airtelmoney platform will create ease for the tax payers. “This will help us increase our presence and tax base as URA while providing convenience to our customers for tax payments,” she noted.
To use this service, a subscriber has to first get a Payment Registration Number (PRN) from the URA portal and follow the prompts:
- Dials *185#
- Select Pay bill (4)
- Select URA (7)
- Select Pay Registered (1)
- Enter PRN/PTN number
- Confirm payment(1)
- Enter your pin
A confirmation message is received upon completion of payment.
The Airtel Money-URA partnership comes just a few weeks after Airtel announced a 90-day promotion dubbed Sukuma cash in which Airtel money rates for person to person sending charges where reduced.
Airtel Africa Limited is a pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 14 countries across Africa.