Tax payers are suffering in the hands of corrupt clearing Agencies

CHARLES FINNI made this Access to Information request to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

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Dear Uganda Revenue Authority (URA),

I would like to get clarification on how URA has failed to control the clearing Agents cheating citizens of their hard earned money and there is no one who seems to be bothered about it.I recent shipped a used car through one agency called the Giant Cargo Uganda, they generated for me the tax payment form of which i am aware expires after 21 days if payment is not made withing that period.But what i did not know is that URA has a penalty of 300 US dollars charged on a tax payer when a payment form is regenerated after the first one expires without payment made.This Agent made it clear that my car will not be cleared unless i pay that money and i was even charged labor of UGX 400,000 on top of that and never given a single receipt but since i needed my car cleared i had no other choice,and i intend to get my money back or sue the Agent unless URA makes it clear that the Agent followed their directives.

Yours faithfully,

Charles Finni