Uganda Revenue Authority has partnered with Airtel Uganda to ease tax payments and voluntary compliance through improved and convenient service with efficiency at a reduced cost to taxpayers.
Their partnership follows the introduction of Airtel Easy Tax, an electronic service that will enable tax payers with non-smart phones to pay for their taxes and other government services in a faster, easier, secure and more convenient way.
Airtel Easy Tax is an addition to the already existing payment methods like Internet Banking, Credit/Debit card (Visa/MasterCard) and Point of Sale (POS), Cash, Cheques, POS(Pay Way),MTN Mobile money (MTN), Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) & Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
Speaking at URA towers, Commissioner General of the tax body, Doris Akol, said they have been engaging Airtel to provide a mobile money payment solution using Airtel money.
“I am happy to note that the engagements has yielded a product so good just as was desired. We continuously leverage the appropriate technology for process improvements by putting in place mechanisms that will improve compliance. ” she noted.
adding “Through our mission, we make a continuous promise to deliver excellent revenue services to the public and our partnership with Airtel as a key stakeholder in improving our payment process is one we consider with high esteem.”.
She said Taxpayers in Uganda are set to enjoy a reliable and convenient method to pay their dues to URA Uganda following the launch of a brand new payment solution in partnership with Airtel Money