URA Urges the Public On Seeking Accountability
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has urged members of the public to demand for receipts whenever they purchase goods and services and business people to also make it a culture to offer receipts on every service or goods sold.
The call was made yesterday made by the URA Acting Manager in charge of domestic taxes south Western region David Rusoke during the conclusion of campaign, dubbed, “mpa receipt yange” that has been running in Mbarara for the last one week.
Rusoke said having a receipt after purchasing goods and services helps one to avoid inconveniences like difficulty in record keeping, failure to prove business transactions leading to increasing tax liability and losses as well as unfair competition.
He further says this may lead to loss of attractive business opportunities, difficulty in determining profits of one’s business and fraud as clients and employees may easily exploit businesses.
Ian Rumanyika, URA acting Commissioner Public and Corporate affairs says receipt utilization is one of the various initiatives URA is coming up with to increase revenue contribution especially from the informal sector.
The campaign activities were concluded with a Lottery draw held at Amazon building in Mbarara town that saw several people walk away with prizes that included bicycles with a grand winner taking brand new motorcycle boxer.