URA Rolls Out Tax Sensitization Campaign in Masaka

Tax body, treat Uganda Revenue Authority has rolled out a door- to-door tax sensitisation campaign in Masaka, in a bid to promote organic compliance and awareness of tax rights and responsibilities.

Dubbed URA TaxKatale, the two-day campaign will combine the Masaka Business hub delivering walk-in tax education sessions to the Masaka business community. It will run from Thursday March 9th to Friday March 10th.

Masaka has 32,109 registered Taxpayers and according to URA officials, there has been noted improvement in VAT & PAYE performance in the region.

“With the enrollment of TREP, the register is projected to grow by 15?,” said URA officials.

Masaka thrives in agriculture, small scale industrial production in terms of value addition to the agro-process especially coffee processing, hospitality business (Hotels & Low cost accommodation lodges), cottage industry, soft drinks manufacturing, wholesale and retail business, transport sector which supports the cross border trade especially at Mutukula, metal fabrication, property income , education, construction and NGO’s.

The best performing sectors in Masaka are wholesale, education, real estate & agriculture.

URA officials doing door-to-door sensitisation.
URA officials doing door-to-door sensitisation.

URA records show that in the 2015/16 Financial Year, Masaka District office collected Shs5,171,998,510 against a target of 6.1billion performing at 85.0?.

During the first half of the 2016/17 Financial Year, Masaka office has collected 3,749,306,739 against a target of Shs3.1billion performing at 124.3?.


“We are therefore here in Masaka to discuss how we can enhance this performance in a bid to develop the country further,” a URA official said adding; “we have tax initiatives in place like TREP; a collaboration between URA,URSB and the Masaka Municipal Council and the One Stop Shops that we encourage the Masaka community to embrace.”

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