Fair tax

Oxfam in Uganda is working with civil society organizations to amplify the voices and needs of Ugandan citizens in terms of the country’s fiscal system, which determines taxation and public spending. In its Finance for Development programme, Oxfam is promoting fiscal justice to tackle inequality in...
This case study shows the power of swift and coordinated action, backed by a wide constituency of citizens to change regressive tax policies, and illustrates how citizens can improve public finance management at both local and national levels.
Excessive economic inequality is one of the defining issues of our time. Unfortunately, Uganda has experienced a rise in economic inequality over the past twenty years (scoring 0.37 on the Gini coefficient in Financial Year 2016/17) which has reflected into a macroeconomic instability and faltering...
Oxfam in Uganda in partnership with the Tax Justice Alliance in Uganda, SEATINI, CSBAG, and Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) have released this statement in response to the legislators’ decision on three important aspects:
Millions of Ugandans now know that the tax system in Uganda is not fair. The launch of the Fair Tax Monitor by Oxfam and partner SEATINI at the end of January was on the biggest national private television in Uganda (NTV), the radio and debated in many newspapers. The secret of the success of the...
January 23, Kampala: The Uganda Tax System is widening the inequality gap according to a new report launched today by Oxfam, SEATINI and other members of the Tax Justice Alliance Uganda. The report launch, which was officiated by the Minister of Finance Hon. Matia Kasaija, comes as political and...
The Fair Tax Monitor project was started in December 2014 by Oxfam Novib and Tax Justice Network—Africa (TJN-A), in collaboration with partners from Bangladesh (SUPRO), Pakistan (Indus Consortium), Senegal (Forum Civil) and Uganda (SEATINI). The Fair Tax Monitor (FTM) is an evidence-based tool...
Not if you want domestic revenue mobilization to succeed Why we must not trade civic space for fiscal revenue We hope you share this blog on social media. But if you live in Uganda, it might cost you. Literally. On July 1, the government of Uganda enacted a social media tax , as well as a mobile...
During the month of April 2016, civil society organisations under the umbrella of the Tax Justice Alliance Uganda staged a campaign against a move by Members of Parliament to exempt themselves from paying tax on their allowances and emoluments. This was after a ruling by the court in a case which...
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Strategic objective To promote fair and inclusive fiscal policies and strategies for revenue mobilization, allocation and utilization of sustainable development. Financing for development is about how domestic and international resources contribute to or undermine development. It includes issues...
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