The ruling today is a huge boost to business owners that have for long argued that their money is unnecessarily held up at URA as cases drag on for years at the Tax Appeals Tribunal. It is, however, a blow to URA that has been collecting this money before one could challenge its decisions.
The program, also known as, the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solutions is a government initiative through which businesses are obliged to transmit transaction details to URA in real-time and issued with electronic receipts and invoices. The system helps the tax body to confirm the accuracy of self-assessments made by taxpayers.
According to the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Department of Police Charles Twine, the five suspects were found with three live pangolins from Masindi District, and they will be transported to Kampala before they are arraigned in court.