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URA Lauds Indian Business Community For Improved Tax Compliance

Some members of the Indian Community in Uganda in a group photo with URA officials

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has commended the Indian business community for their significant revenue contribution to the country.

Speaking at a breakfast meeting organized by the Indian Business Forum at Kabira Country Club on Friday, the URA Commissioner General, John Musinguzi, also thanked their High Commission for the support rendered to the authority in executing its mandate.

He noted that improved taxpayer compliance has fostered growth in Uganda’s tax-to-GDP ratio of 14%.

“Research has shown that for any country to develop, it must be at 20% tax to GDP and above. This means Uganda has a difference of 6% to become a developed country,” Musinguzi said.

The URA boss noted that the authority banks on continuous taxpayer engagement to understand how to support businesses and promote voluntary compliance.

The meeting, which was also attended by representatives from the Uganda National Bureau of Standards and the Ministry of Finance, sought to discuss ways to support the community to maintain compliance.

Upender Singh Rawat, India’s High Commissioner to Uganda, commended URA for ensuring business continuity, noting that it is critical to driving development.

The Indian Business Forum is an arm of the Indian Association Uganda that focuses on strengthening business perspectives for Indians and persons of the Indian origin in Uganda to deliberate on issues that enhance business development and also build business networks.

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