Advancing Tax Justice in Uganda, EAC and Beyond
SEATINI Uganda strives to promote tax as a tool to finance sustainable development aspirations in Uganda and the EAC. SEATINI contributes to and advocates for socially just, accountable and progressive taxation in Uganda and beyond.
Currently, Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM) in Uganda and the EAC region is largely characterized by unfair policies and practices that promote the interests of the corporations and the rich; Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) through corruption; and limited capacity of the government institutions to equitability broaden the narrow tax base for example beneficiation of the extractive sector. As a result of these challenges, there has been insufficient resources
SEATINI Uganda promotes the obligation of citizens to pay their taxes as well as their fundamental right to demand accountability from the government. Through demystifying taxation, we promote the 4Rs of taxation (i.e. Revenue, Re-pricing, Redistribution and Representation) for citizens and also explain the link between taxation and development. We have also strengthened the capacity of stakeholders for effective engagement with duty bearers and amplified their voices to influence fair, progressive, prudent, and gender responsive revenue mobilization, allocation and accountability policies and practices at sub national, national, regional and international levels.
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