Uganda Revenue Authority 'Trying to Catch Rich Tax Cheats'
The Uganda Revenue Authority's attempt to force commercial banks to reveal all clients' private accounts information was part of an effort to drag politicians, businessmen and the very rich into the income tax net, sources have told The Observer. The URA wrote to all Ugandan banking institutions last month, asking them to release demographic and financial information on all accounts in the years 2016 and 2017.
URA commissioner general Doris Akol
Independent (Kampala), 10 April 2018
Government has asked Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to drop a recent directive for banks to release to them account details of all their clients. Read more »
Monitor, 10 April 2018
President Museveni yesterday stopped Uganda Revenue Authority from demanding customer information held by respective banks. Read more »
Independent (Kampala), 9 April 2018
The Uganda Bankers Association (UBA) is challenging a directive to its members requiring them to furnish information related to all the accounts they hold. Read more »
Le président ougandais Yoweri Museveni