Activists To Demonstrate Against Income Tax Amendment Bill

Activists To Demonstrate Against Income Tax Amendment Bill

By Serestino Tusingwire

Civil society organizations have vowed to appeal to the electorate to make sure they fail lawmakers who are seeking to pass the Income Tax Amendment Bill.

This bill, once assented to, MPs will be exempted from paying taxes on their transport allowance and other remunerations.

However, Cissy Kagaba, the Executive Director of Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda said they are going to mobilize the citizens to demonstrate against this move by the legislators to exempt themselves from paying taxes.

Julius Mukunda of Civil Society Budget Advocacy group noted; “We will lose around Shs49.4bn annually if this proposal is turned into law which is so dangerous to our slow growing economy.”

Early this week, the Bill was re-introduced in the August House after the president rejected to assent to it in May this year.

This comes after the MPs have already bagged Shs150m for cars and passed Shs68m to organize funerals of any Member of the house who passes away.