No New Tax On Bibles and Korans – URA

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Uganda’s tax body boss, Doris Akol has refuted media reports that the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is planning to impose new taxes on the Holy Bible and Holy Koran.

Doris Akol said the story carried by a local newspaper on Tuesday was “fake news”.

“Fake news. The amendments are actually intended to exempt Bibles and Qur’ans. Ref. VAT Amendment Act 2018

She was replying to a twitter user who was questioning the government’s alleged plan. She said the new tax plan exempts the religious books:

Uganda’s parliament has also twitted a statement from Finance Minister David Bahati, who is quoted as saying, ” there will be no such tax as this would mean standing in the way of spreading the word of God”

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