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New rules for Car Importation in Uganda: URA Simplifies the Process of Getting Number Plates

If you are preparing for CPA(U), CTA or income tax exams, you know how important it is to master the latest developments in the field. You also know how valuable it is to have a competitive edge as a tax practitioner or consultant. That's why we have written this article to help you understand the new rules for car importation in Uganda. This is a hot topic that affects many people and businesses in the country. By reading this article, you will gain insights and confidence to excel in your exams / career.

Discover how to save time and money on car importation with URA's simplified process for getting number plates. Find out more on our blog now!
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In a recent meeting with the Pakistani business community, URA Commissioner General John Musinguzi announced that they are working on separating the payment of car taxes from the issuance of registration number plates. This means that you will be able to pay your taxes when you import your car, but get your license plate only when you find a buyer. This will save you from having to pay extra fees for changing or renewing your plates if your car stays on the market for too long.


According to URA Commissioner for IT and Innovation, Robert Mutebi, this is possible thanks to the use of technology that automates the process of generating and issuing number plates. He also said that this will mainly benefit car importers who deal with vehicles manufactured in 2008 and 2009, which are subject to taxes at entry points under the Single Custom Territory. These vehicles have been facing delays in getting their plates, which reduces their value and attractiveness to buyers.

As a professional student, you may appreciate the importance of efficiency and transparency in tax administration. By simplifying the process of getting number plates, URA is showing its commitment to improving its services and facilitating trade. This will not only benefit car importers, but also consumers like you who want to buy a quality car at a reasonable price.



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