tax justice

In lieu with the outbreak of the Corona Virus pandemic, we CSOs under the Tax Justice Alliance Uganda (TJAU) would like to convey our appreciation to the government for the measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus among the citizens. We would however like to express our concern on key...
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...
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...
Community members are now working hand in hand to monitor and demand for accountability for services
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...
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