Scrap Off OTT Due To High Evasion Rate-Akol Tells Govt

Doris Akol, the Uganda  Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General ,Doris Akol has asked government to amend the law that is governing collection of Over-the-top’ tax commonly known as OTT inorder to reduce the high rates of evasion.

Madam Akol made this presentation  at Parliament where she was meeting legislators on the Parliamentary Committee on Finance led by Rubanda East MP Henry Musasizi, which she was meeting with a team from URA on Tuesday.

The URA boss  proposed the withdrawal of the OTT policy given its rate of evasion and non performance .  She has further proposed for the amendment of the Excise duty Act in respect of the excisable goods and services to provide for mobile data.

Parliament Watch’s tweet about URA CG Doris Akol’s proposal on scrapping OTT

Akol also proposed the selective provision of incentives to investments whose social and economic benefits are significant.
She said that this will reduce unnecessary incentives and exemptions since they contribute to narrowing the tax base.

However, it should also be noted that MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Eddy Mutwe and several others are facing charges of protesting against OTT in 2016,  which they claimed was unfair and exploitative.

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