By Weswa Ronnie
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has revealed plans to launch an operation on business people selling commodities in their shops without digital stamps.
This was said by Hafusa Seguya, the Tax Education Specialist working with URA while speaking to hundreds of business community members today, 18th March 2022 at Wash&Wills hotel during tax sensitization workshop organized by URA.
URA conducted sensitization excercise to business community members from Bugisu region with the aim of informing them about the advantages of paying tax.
According to Seguya, in May this year URA is going to conduct nationwide campaign of arresting people selling commodities without digital stamps of URA and UNBS.
She adds that the purpose of the campaign is to stop manufacturing companies from absconding from paying taxes and selling un-certified goods.
She urged the community members to buy commodities with digital stamps of URA and UNBS such that they avoid becoming victims during the operation.
Peter Wojega, one of the business persons operating in Mbale City welcomed the plan but asked URA to take the operation to manufactures but not Sellers.
He argued that some traders find it hard to differentiate commodities with digital stamps.