URA Impounds Kampala Coaches Over Shs2bn Debt


approved geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>Rytter Muzira, ambulance an official with the tax body’s communications department, confirmed the development.

“We’ve impounded Kampala Coaches and sealed off their offices for failure to pay sh2.5b debt of Value Added Tax and Income Tax,” said Muzira.

The debt was exposed in an audit carried out between July 2007 and February 2013.

“We’ve engaged them since April 2013 to no avail.”

Muzira also told this website that more details would be provided soon.

The incident comes a few months after URA impounded buses belonging to Pioneer Easy Bus Company for failure to pay import duty tax amounting to shs8bn.

Interestingly, URA took action at a time when police was also impounding Kampala Coaches for noncompliance with road safety requirements.

Deputy Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the Vehicle License Board at the Ministry of Works and Transport recently wrote to Kampala Coaches to take all their buses for inspection.

“However, they sent a few buses which were roadworthy while the rest which are in dangerous mechanical condition were left behind,” said Onyango.

“But due to public outcry, it was discovered that the buses were breaking down on their way and abandoning passengers,” he added.

The future of the bus company remains unclear, considering that URA is strict on tax defaulters.

Pioneer Easy buses are still held at Mandela National Stadium parking lot despite President Yoweri Museveni’s requests that URA be lenient.


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