- V.A.T registered tax payers required to issue electronic receipts and invoices.
- The public to earn 5 percent from the taxes collected.
Uganda revenue authority is asking all Ugandans to start demanding for receipts as they buy different products from outlets especially supermarkets.
With the introduction of the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing System (EFRIS) ,Uganda Revenue Authority requires every VAT registered business to issue electronic receipts and invoices over their counter.
U.R.A says this will help the public redeem their money which was not being remitted to U.R.A after being deducted yet government needs money to provide for roads,pay workers and delivery of other essential services.
As an incentive to the tax payer the tax body has established different forms of using the electronic system to issue recipients,these comprise Electronic invoicing,Electronic physical device and the use of an Electronic dispenser controller.
Hassan Wassajja from the domestic tax department and supervisor of the EFRIS system at U.R.A says government will soon start paying the public 5% of the taxes collected as a result of demanding for receipts from each purchase of a product.