Govt under pressure to revise taxes over Covid-19

Mukwano Shopping Arcade in Kampala on August 3. In a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, government enforced two nationwide lockdowns. However, many businesses are struggling to pick up despite the reopening of the economy. PHOTO/MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI.

What you need to know:

  • Crisis. Government is reviewing the tax measures that came into force on July 1 as part of its response to the post-lockdown aftershocks.
  • Trade minister David Bahati says there is an outcry among business community over the new taxes.

The government is reviewing new tax measures that came into force on July 1 as part of its emergency response to the post-lockdown aftershocks that have ruined some companies and forced others to cut jobs in order to stay afloat. 

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