By our reporter

 

Tax Collection in Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA reduced by 83% in the last quarter of the 2019/2020 financial year, which covers April, May and June. According to the performance report by the Directorate of Tax Collection, the Authority collected Shillings 3.2 billion compared to Shillings19.3 billion collected in the same period in the 2018/2019 financial year.

This means the Authority failed to achieve its target of collecting Shillings 22.2 billion set for the last quarter of the 2019/2020 financial year and Shillings 100 billion for the entire financial year. Ultimately, the authority collected Shillings 74.9 by March in the 2019/2020 financial year.

KCCA attributes the decline to the lockdown announced by government to contain the spread of the Corona Virus disease. Due to COVID 19, KCCA says no sensitization was conducted within the period except for bulk messages sent to 153,140 people reminding them to clear their taxes amounting to Shillings 35.9 billion. Much of this wasn’t realized.

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