Web-based tax payment portal to be launched in Uganda

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The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is set to launch a web-based portal in order to provide taxpayers with the possibility to file their returns and pay their taxes online, online news portal allafrica.com reports.

Consumers who wish to employ the online portal in question will be assigned an electronic tax transaction code (eTax) which allows them to register for the service, access information regarding the amounts they have to pay, carry out payment transactions as well as track the status of their applications and returns online. The new portal will be made available starting June 2009.

The new online payment system is part of an integrated tax administration initiative launched by the URA in 2008 and looking to modernise the Ugandan tax department.

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