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PRESS STATEMENT ABOUT MPS’ INSINCERITY AND SELF-CENTEREDNESS ON INCOME TAX EXEMPTIONS

We members of Civil Society, including Uganda Debt Network (UDN), SEATINI and Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) hereby express our disappointment with Members of the 9th Parliament over their move to amend the Income tax (Amendments) Bill, 2016, to exempt their benefits and allowances from being taxed.

This move comes at a time when on 4th February 2016, the Commercial Court had ordered the Parliamentary Commission to deduct tax from M.P’s emoluments. Rather than complying with the court order, the MPs, in indecent haste, have gone ahead to misuse their legislative powers to nullify the court ruling through this amendment.
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