Budget demands: CSOs tell government to return graduated tax

Road works on a section in Arua town. Civil society organisations say local governments need revunue from graduated tax to fund such projects. PHOTO BY CLEMENT ALUMA.

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Basis. Tax is levied according to the earnings generated.

Kampala. Civil society organisations (CSOs) have intensified the call for reintroduction of graduated tax, urging government to reinstate the infamous tariff even if it means doing so under a different name.
Despite the unpopularity of the tax leading to its suspension about one and half decades ago, the CSOs, eight in number, believe that if reintroduced, it will instill a sense of responsibility and also invoke demand for accountability from the government, something that is still missing.

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