Paying taxes in Uganda just got easier! Taxpayers can now enjoy a reliable and convenient method to pay taxes to the Uganda Revenue Authority following the launch of a brand new payment solution in partnership with Airtel Money.
~ Exciting is the fact that #AirtelEasyTax 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.Advertisement - Continue reading below
— UgandaRevenueAuthority (@URAuganda) May 20, 2019
This partnership that facilitates payment of all taxes will offer Airtel Uganda subscribers convenience, reliability, and efficiency. Commenting about the partnership, Airtel Uganda Chief Commercial Officer Amit Kapur noted that Airtel is committed to providing convenience to all of its subscribers.
“We are proud to be associated with the development of Uganda through partnerships such as the one launched to ease the payment of taxes to Uganda Revenue Authority through Airtel money. With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of the business, we recognize the need to accelerate digital inclusion in our services while creating ease and convenience for our customers”, he said.
Speaking on behalf of the Uganda Revenue Authority, Doris Akol the URA Commissioner General noted that partnering with Airtel on tax payments using the Airtel money platform will create ease for the taxpayers.
“This will help us increase our presence and tax base as URA while providing convenience to our customers for tax payments,” she noted.
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How to use this service
The subscriber has to first get a Payment Registration Number (PRN) from the URA portal and follow the prompts:
- Dial *185#
- Select Pay bill (4)
- Select URA (7)
- Select Pay Registered (1)
- Enter PRN/PTN number
- Confirm payment(1)
- Enter your pin
- You will then receive a confirmation message upon completion of payment.
The Airtel Money-URA partnership comes just a few weeks after Airtel announced a 90-day promotion dubbed Sukuma cash in which Airtel money rates for person to person sending charges where reduced.
A good tax system should be easy for the taxpayer to pay and this service just made payment of taxes as easy as doing it from the comfort of your home.