Fair Tax monitor

Community members are now working hand in hand to monitor and demand for accountability for services
Paper author: 
Oxfam and SEATINI
Paper publication date: 
Friday, December 23, 2016

The Fair Tax Monitor (FTM) is a unique evidence-based tool that identifies the main bottlenecks in tax systems and provides strong evidence for use in advocacy. Its standardized methodology also allows for comparisons of tax policies and practices across countries. In the later stages of the project, it will be used to monitor progress over time.

Uganda is currently implementing a number of policy and administrative measures to generate revenues to finance service delivery and development projects. Revenues are being targeted from both tax and non-tax sources. Citizens are obliged by law to pay taxes, and the government is required to let them know how their taxes are being used. However, a majority of Ugandans do not demand such accountability from the government, because they do not know how to engage their representatives and leaders. This paper is intended to enable citizens, civil society organisations (CSOs), government and other key stakeholders to influence tax processes at different levels. Our ultimate goal is a fair, just and equitable tax system.