KAMPALA — Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has allowed a one-day deadline extension to taxpayers to file their tax returns without facing any penalties related to late payment.
The deadline extension followed a URA online payment system downtime on deadline, forcing many taxpayers to petition the taxbody through social media.
In a public notice, URA says affected taxpayers now have upto Thursday midnight to file their tax returns and other taxes that are due without facing any penalties related to late payment.
The public notice also adds that all URA online services have since been restored and taxpayers can access them without any interruptions.
URA PUBLIC NOTICE
We hereby inform the general public that following a system downtime experienced yesterday afternoon, all our online services have since been restored and taxpayers can access them without any interruptions.
Additionally, we have accorded taxpayers who have been affected an extension of one (1) day to file their tax returns and pay any taxes due by midnight tomorrow (Thursday 1st July, 2021) without facing any penalties related to late payment.
We further urge all taxpayers who have not yet paid their due taxes to do so using the following payment options:
a. All URA designated bank branches across the country
b. Online banking/EFT/RTGS
c. Agency banking
d. VISA/MasterCard for Stanbic Bank, ABSA and UBA
e. PayWay services across the country
f. Mobile money (MTN and Airtel)
All our online and on-call service support platforms are readily available to offer service support to all our esteemed taxpayers;-
a. Toll-free lines 0800-117000/0800-217000
b. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
c. Website: http://ura.go.ug
d. Social media: Facebook – URApage | Twitter – @URAuganda
e. URA Customs Help Tool – https://help.ura.go.ug/login for customs transactions and correspondences
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