The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), has released a list of tax defaulters owing the agency about Shs47 billion in total.
According to the latest notice published, URA demands tax arrears from both individuals, companies, schools and civil society organisations. The taxes are in form of PAYE, Income tax, VAT and customs duties.
“Uganda Revenue Authority reminds the under listed taxpayers, their respective guarantors and directors to settle their outstanding tax liabilities and/or provide evidence of full payment to the Debt Collection Unit within seven days from the date of this publication,” said the notice.
URA in the notice says whoever will not settle their outstanding liabilities and or produce evidence of payment within the said period shall be enforced upon in accordance with the relevant tax laws.
Some of the big defaulters include Spear House Ltd owned by businessman Gordon Wavamunno and Mugoya Estates Limited owned by Erias Mugoya. The two owe URA about Shs4.9 and Shs7.2 billion, respectively.
Others include Sam Otada and Victoria Asiimwe of Otada Transport Company that owe URA about Shs268 million in PAYE, Paul Amoru (about Shs21.9 billion- customs duties), Prominent lawyer Mathias Nalyanya (Shs76.7 million- income tax), Sebaggala & Sons (about Shs2 billion in VAT), Steller (U) Limited (Shs2.9 billion VAT) and Tirupati Development (Shs318 million -VAT)
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