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URA Warns on Illegal Ownership of ‘Red Plate’ Vehicles

Red registration plates are given to persons that have been abroad for a while and owned a car for more than 12 months

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has issued a warning on individuals who drive vehicles with red registration plates without clearing the required taxes.

In a recent joint operation with Interpol code named ‘Usalama’ URA has siezed 56 number plates from used cars that have either been imported from abroad and those formerly owned by embassies and NGOs.

While addressing journalists on Monday, order http://cnet-training.com/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/templates/templates/events-calendar.php URA Commissioner for Customs Dickson Kateshumba said that a sum of Ugshs 749M is expected to be recovered in taxes.

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“Red registration plates are given to persons that have been abroad for a while and owned a car for more than 12 months. The other categories are – vehicles owned by embassies and NGOs, treat http://datedgear.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-integrations.php ” Kateshuba said.

He added; “If such institutions need to board these vehicles off they must notify URA so we establish the taxes supposed to be paid before transferring ownership.”

The Commissioner warned the public who illegally drive or own vehicles with the red plates as well as those that use fake registration plates saying URA officers will not hesitate to impound them until the outstanding taxes are cleared.

“I don’t see why people waste their time thinking they will drive a car with a fake number plate without being picked. And it doesn’t matter whether you are the third or fourth owner.”

Concerning motor vehicle theft and illegally of imported cars, troche http://contactburlco.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/config-validator.php Kateshumba said that the Usalama operation which began in 2015 has recovered 287 vehicles which were fraudlently cleared. These vehicles are estimated at Ugshs 2.3Bn. According to URA, an amount Ugshs 1.6 Bn has been assessed through claimants who came forward and Ugsh 455M has sofar been paid.

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