Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General Allen Kagina says she will not seek an extension to her contract that expires in October this year. Kagina confirmed this before parliamentâ€™s Committee on Finance Planning and Economic Development where she had appeared.
Kagina confirmed this before parliament’s Committee on Finance Planning and Economic Development where she had appeared.
Kagina and her team were appearing before the committee to answer several queries from ministerial URA Ministerial Policy statement for financial year 2014/2015.
She indicated that there are many other Ugandans who can take up the task despite some committee members urging her to seek for a renewal.
She confirmed to the committee members that government will be able to get an able Commissioner General from the team that has been growing capacity working with her.
Kagina noted that she will be going into private business after she retires. Kagina has served for ten years in Uganda Revenue Authority as Commissioner General.
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The Finance committee chairperson Robert Sebunya representing Kyadondo County North noted that the commission will miss her a lot since URA has performed well during her leadership from 50% to 80% during her management.
Meanwhile Uganda Revenue Authority is taking new measures to ensure that all Government suppliers and property owners pay taxes as required by law.
For the Government suppliers, URA says it has connected its system to the Integrated Finance Money Control system to be able to track payments to all suppliers so that they can pay the due taxes.
Henry Saka, the commissioner in charge of domestic taxes told Parliament’s Finance, Planning and Economic development committee that this measure has commenced this financial year.
He said that on the side of property owners who have been evading rental tax, URA has put in place a team dedicated to ensuring full compliance, registering property owners on top of using modern technology to locate the properties.
Saka noted that they are also collecting information from utility providers and urban Authorities where the focus will initially be.
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