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Inside city traders standoff with govt

Military police patrol the city during traders’ protest against EFRIS on April 8, 2024. PHOTO/MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

What you need to know:

  • Traders question the necessity of collecting value-added tax (VAT) through EFRIS, as they believe VAT is already collected at the factory and in supermarkets, and thus is not part of their tax plans.