By Francis Lubega
10th June 2021
The Ntenjeru North Member of Parliament Amos Lugoloobi has indicated before the MPs that Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) will implement administrative interventions to boost revenue collection.
Among the interventions according to Lugoloobi are, strengthening tax arrears management and recovery, enhance data analysis through interfaces with other Government information systems to enhance taxpayer compliance, enforce tax compliance using the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS) and Digital Tax Stamps.
The others are enforcing enhanced licensing requirements for clearing and tax agents, and bond operators, improve detection of smugglers using non-intrusive inspection equipment, and close all bonded houses for imported sugar for re-export to avoid undeclaration and misclassification.
Lugoloobi says that these administrative measures will generate about 800 billion Shillings in revenue collections, and the capacity of local governments to collect revenue will be enhanced through training and ICT infrastructure.