- URA is applying the use of science to ascertain the value of the products through laboratory testing before applying taxes.
- The new system compliments the old system of application by classification of products through observation which is deemed inefficient.
Uganda Revenue Authority has adopted the use of scientific approach in enhancing revenue mobilization for selected imported goods.
This was disclosed by the Assistant commissioner public and corporate affairs URA during a media engagement on how the system shall help in enforcing tax compliance, especially in the manufacturing sector.
According to Uganda Revenue Authority,the manufacturing sector is one of the key sectors steering the countries growth, how ever the tax body realizes there is need to have keen interests of key stake holders to ensure high compliance levels in remitting taxes.
The Assistant Commissioner Tax Investigations, Agnes Nabwire says the use of science in detection, verification and collection of accurate data is important in contributing to and enhancing revenue mobilization for selected imported goods .
She says that this has been made possible through enforcing tax compliance, especially in the manufacturing sector .
Previously at the customs point there has been a system of application of tax by classification of products by observation ,how ever with the introduction of science,it is easy for URA to ascertain the value of the products through laboratory testing on various goods.
Denis Kugonza Kateeba the Commissioner , Tax Investigation Department says by applying science to establish the right value of goods through testing of samples, tax investigations on selected goods will have been made easy and will also lead to minimizing of tax fraud