URA Urges Landlords to Fulfill Tax Obligations for National Development

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The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General, John Musinguzi, called on all landlords to fulfill their tax obligations and contribute to the nation’s progress.

Musinguzi, speaking on a local television on April 4, 2024, highlighted that many landlords haven’t been fully compliant with tax laws, particularly regarding rental income tax.

Addressing the issue, Musinguzi reassured the public that recent advancements in URA’s systems have equipped them to ensure that everyone pays their fair share.

“Taxation is a responsibility we all share to ensure Uganda’s growth,” he said.

To facilitate tax payments and make the process more convenient, Musinguzi highlighted the launch of a mobile-based application. This application will allow landlords and other taxpayers to easily fulfill their tax obligations and file returns without requiring the assistance of an accountant.

“We’re putting tax payment on your phone – a simple click is all it takes,” he explained.

In addition to promoting the new mobile application, Musinguzi also addressed concerns regarding the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS). This system helps taxpayers maintain accurate records of their transactions. Despite some hesitation from the public regarding EFRIS, Musinguzi described it as a powerful tool that promotes fairness in the tax system.

“Some people are hesitant about EFRIS,” he acknowledged, “but it’s a powerful tool that promotes fairness,” said Musinguzi.

To ease any misconceptions, URA teams are actively engaged in educating the public about the benefits and functionality of EFRIS.

By leveraging technology and fostering a culture of compliance, the URA aims to enhance revenue collection and contribute to the country’s prosperity

With the introduction of the mobile application and the continued education on EFRIS, the URA aims to create a more transparent and efficient tax system. By ensuring that all citizens contribute their fair share, the tax revenues can be utilized for the development and progress of Uganda as a whole.

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