Uganda Revenue Authority has moved to seek a travel ban on city tycoon SK Mbuga after he failed to clear tax arrears amounting to 219,155, 869 million shillings.
In a letter to the ministry Internal Affairs, Doris Akol the Acting Commissioner General stated that
“In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 105 (1) of the Income Tax Act Cap 340, I hereby certify that the above mentioned person has an outstanding tax liability of UGX. 219,155, 869 and the same continues to attract interest until it is fully paid as per the relevant tax laws.”
The letter further stated that; “You are therefore requested to prevent the said tax defaulter from leaving Uganda until he pays the aforesaid tax liability.”
In the period July 2011-June 2012, Mbuga did not file an Income Tax return as required by law. Accordingly, on 25 November 2013, an administrative estimated income tax assessment was raised.
The assessment required Mbuga to pay sh192, 241, 990, an amount that should have been paid on January 9, 2014. It was emailed to him and his physical address in Makindye Division.