By Sania Babirye
Uganda Revenue Authority and three Tele-communication companies have been dragged in the Kampala high court for allegedly illegally collecting the 1% tax levied on Mobile money deposits .
According to the petitioners John Robert Tukyakira and Anthony Odur, the tax that came into effect since the 1st of july 2018 is unlawful and URA alongside MTN, Airtel and Africell telecommunications companies are collecting the controversial tax illegally and erroneously thereby infringing on the citizen’s fundamental rights guaranteed in the Constitution.
They also claim the tele-communication companies cannot ably account for the illegally collected money from depositors on behalf of URA.
They are now seeking court to compel the respondents to refund all the collected monies from the public and and also court to issue a permanent injunction stopping URA and the tele-communication companies from collecting the said taxes from Mobile money depositors .