KAMPALA — The Uganda Revenue Authority has acquired two Specialized Mobile Tax Bus Units (Buses) to support its tax education activities aimed at boosting domestic revenue mobilization.
In a development being funded by the European Union (EU), the taxman says the buses are designed to offer mobile tax office services especially in remote areas that lack proximal access to URA offices and electronic services.
The Mobile Bus is customized with a passenger section with seating capacity for 12 staff and 1 driver, a Client Service Area Exterior with upward swinging windows, a provision for foldable seats for customers and interior working docks.
Dubbed to Tujenge Uganda, each bus also has a Client Service Area Interior with a provision for 5 docks and 5 laptops connected to a mobile printer, a rack station for mobile internet access equipment among others.
Using these buses, the URA will augment facilities already available to enhance fieldwork activities like handling inquiries, registration, amendments, payment assessments and all other tax-related issues.
John Musinguzi, the URA Commissioner General, said the taxman has prioritized the improvement of Tax Education this Financial year to meet and exceed Clients and Stakeholder expectations, align with Government frameworks like the NDP III and the DRMS.
He added: “The ultimate goal is a transformational Revenue Service for Uganda’s Economic Independence as enshrined in the URA vision. The outcome is to raise enough revenue to fund government expenditure and eliminate donor dependence.”