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OPEN LETTER TO H.E THE PRESIDENT OF UGANDA NOT TO ASSENT TO THE INCOME TAX (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2016

Your Excellency, on 15th November 2016, Parliament returned the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to you with a proposal to exempt MPs allowances from Taxes. The new Insertion under the Income Tax bill by MPs under Sec.21 “(qa) the employment income of person employed as a Member of Parliament, except salary” intends to create a tax exemption on MPs’ emoluments and allowances, adding them to the list of special groups including Police men, soldiers and prisons officers, that are exempt from paying tax on their allowances.