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URA, Chameleone Lock Horns Over Shs7m Tax Arrears

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stuff http://crewftlbr.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/customizer/general_theme.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Sources say Chameleone has for long been dodging or deliberately refusing to clear his tax bills, saying “my voice is a natural gift from God, why do you want me to pay for my voice?”


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Yet, officials say taxes any person, who earns an income and fails to pay taxes, breaches a constitutional obligation.


In 2012, Chameleone received a sh14m pay as you earn tax invoice from URA in respect of the performances he held from December 2011 to March 2012.


It appears Chameleone did not clear the taxes thus accumulating to Shs27m.


According to informed officials, URA this month warned Chameleone against going ahead with the Tubonge concert before clearing his tax arrears.


He was later quoted by local media as saying he had paid a shs20m instalment, leaving a balance of shs7m.


URA officials refused to comment on the matter.

However, ChimpLyf has accessed a letter in which URA boss, Allen Kgina ordered Spear Link Auctioneers and Bailliffs to impound property belonging to Chameleone to recover the shs7m.


Kagina’s letter ordering bailiffs to impound any property belonging to Chameleone

Chimp Corps at Lugogo say the concert’s promoter Balamu is currently negotiating with URA personnel not to close the venue until a settlement is reached.


“You either pay the tax arrears by 4pm today or this concert will not take place,” a URA official told Balamu.


URA recently shut down the operations of Pioneer Easy Bus Company despite being owned by powerful individuals in the country.


Chameleone arriving at the concert’s venue

The tax body also impounded vehicles belonging to musicians Irene Namubiru and Ragga Dee for not paying taxes on time.


The blocking of the concert would be a big blow to Chameleone who has been mobilising his fans to prepare for a sensational presentation today.


The singer briefing journalists

The show is being sponsored by Airtel, Bukedde, Pepsi, Hello and Silk Events.

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