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URA stretches office time to enable clients beat income tax-filing deadline

Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General, Doris Akol stresses a point recently. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – The Uganda Revenue Authority has extended its official working hours in order to assist clients who have not cleared income tax whose deadline is due on June 30, 2019.

URA is the central government body in charge of collecting and assessing specified taxes and administration of laws concerning revenue.

The authority has also released a public notice on its website reminding all its clients who have not fully settled their tax dues to clear before the end of June.

“As the financial year 2018/19 comes to an end, URA wishes to remind all taxpayers whose income tax returns are due, to file and settle any outstanding tax liabilities by Sunday, June  30, 2019”.

Reads an excerpt from a URA notice.

In a tweet, URA said that “in a bid to assist you to beat the tax filing deadline (Sunday, June 30, 2019), we have stretched our office time.”

According to the notice, all URA service centres will remain open on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm and from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The Authority’s contact centre in Nakawa will operate up to midnight from Friday, June, 28 to Sunday, June 30.

Income tax is a levy imposed on revenue generated by businesses and individuals within their capacities and these entities must file an income tax return annually to determine their tax obligations.

Compiled by Cosmas Ssegirinnya

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