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URA Wins 21 Court Cases Out Of 25, Bags Shs200bn In Revenue

Patience T Rubagumya, URA’s Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs 

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has been awarded Shs200 billion in revenue after winning 21 court cases.

 Data from the tax body shows that during the first quarter of Financial Year 2021/22, URA received twenty-five (25) judgments/rulings.

Of these, twenty-one (21) cases were ruled in favor of the tax body, three (3) were in favor of the taxpayers while one (1) was a split decision.

This means that URA had a success rate of 84%, according to URA Commissioner General, John Musinguzi.

Patience T Rubagumya, URA’s Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs says that whereas the tax amount is Shs200 billion, only 150 billion has been realized.

The rest, she says, matters are still on appeal.

In the first quarter of FY 2021/22, URA collected net revenue of Shs4.459 trillion, posting a growth of 9.57 percent in comparison to FY 2020/21.

In nominal terms, this reflects a growth in revenue of Shs389.47 billion. It should however be noted that, the out-turn of the first quarter is short of its target of Shs4.959 trillion by Shs499.49 billion.

During the first quarter of the FY 2021/22, 65,666 new taxpayers were added to the taxpayer register. By the end of September 2021, the taxpayer register had 1,849,159 taxpayers, Musinguzi said.

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