In June 2020, RippleNami signed an agreement with the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to develop the Rental Tax Compliance System (rTCS). rTCS is a multifaceted software platform that enables the government to integrate selected government data to match real estate properties to their individual and/or corporate owners to determine individuals and corporations likely to be underpaying their rental income tax obligations.
Key highlights of the American Chamber of Commerce Tax Forum include:
• Uganda Revenue Authority discussing the tax regime in Uganda, emphasizing Rental Income Tax; URA will have the opportunity to educate taxpayers about their Rental Income Tax obligations effective July 1st.
• RippleNami Uganda, providing insight into the Rental Tax Compliance System to enforce compliance.
• KCCA informing taxpayers about the difference between Rental Income Tax, Property Rates and Ground Rent and showcase some of the public services that KCCA has provided in 2020/2021.
• Deloitte Uganda, participating in the capacity of Financial and Tax Advisory specialist, will also join the discussion.
The event will be a hybrid of physical and online attendance to observe Covid-19 social distancing measures.
Non-Members: 50,000 UGX
The CEO Breakfast is sponsored by RippleNami Uganda a Vice-President Club Member
The topic: Rental Income Taxation: Taxation; Traceability, Transparency, Trust.
Panelist 1: Patronella Namubiru, Associate Director at Deloitte Uganda Limited – Tax & Legal
Panelist 2: Seruwagi Norbert, Manager Compliance & Inspectorate at Kampala Capital City Authority
Panelist 3: John R. Musinguzi, Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority
• Patronella has over 16 years experience in taxation matters and is currently responsible for tax matters in Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi.
• A lawyer by training and with a diploma in legal practice, Patronella's tax experience has been gained from working in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda covering International Tax, Transaction Advisory, M&A transactions, Tax health checks, Dispute resolution with revenue authorities, Transfer Pricing, Global employer services as well as involvement in tax reform including the development of technical papers across a number of industries.
• She served on the Tax and Finance Committee of the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, the umbrella body for operators and service providers in the extractive industries and was part of the team that assisted to bring about a change in the VAT treatment of imported services for the Oil & Gas sector.
• Patronella has also been involved in facilitation and training for Deloitte, clients in different industries, and both the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda and Rwanda as well as ACCA on taxation matters.
• She acts as a regional correspondent for the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) for Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda publications.
Assistant Commissioner, Process management at Uganda Revenue Authority
James Odong has been in revenue administration since 2000. He is a trained tax administrator and has vast experience in tax administration.
In 2008, he was coopted into the Domestic Taxes Administration Modernization Project and was part of the team that transformed domestic taxes revenue administration in Uganda with the introduction of the Integrated Tax administration system, etax that has greatly impacted on the ease of doing business in Uganda.
In 2012, he led a team that developed processes for the oil and gas administration in Uganda. Until recently, he has been leading the Taxpayer Registration Expansion Program, involving four key government institutions offering revenue services to the citizens in the country.
He is currently assigned the task of focusing on the next level of improving service delivery in domestic taxes that will see the organization position itself as the central collecting point for all government revenues and hence enabling government to mobilize domestic revenues to fund development.
Manager Compliance & Inspectorate at Kampala Capital City Authority
• Holds a Masters in Public Finance from the National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS) of Japan and a Bachelors degree in Commerce – Finance option from Makerere University.
• Has eight years’ experience in Local revenue mobilisation and revenue process development.
• Currently responsible for planning, reviewing and coordinating the implementation of antitax evasion programs and monitoring the Collection and recovery of tax debts.
• A project Manager CAM/CAMV (KCCA) overseeing the property valuation in the City for rating purposes and developing a City Address model. This also included development of a GIS based property management system.
• Coordinates operations related to the outdoor advertising activities
• Has sixteen years’ experience in Customs business including customs control, systems, modernisation and revenue collection.
• Teaching Customs Laws at the East African School of Taxation, Kampala.