URA publishes list of top tax defaulters

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The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has published a list of the country’s top tax defaulters. The list contains 230 defaulting clients with a corresponding total liability of over Shs 60bn who despite URA’s advice and reminders to pay their outstanding tax arrears were not responsive. The list also includes those that have signed Memorandums of Understandings (MOU) with URA to pay their taxes in installments but have grossly breached these agreements. According to URA’s manager debt collection, Abudu Salaam Waiswa, clients that make it to the shame list are the difficult, untraceable and uncooperative ones who have ignored URA’s calls to settle their obligations over time and have instead closed their businesses and others illegally changing their business names or shifting business locations.

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