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Uganda imposes VAT on hotels and water supplies

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  • 29 June 2013 | Richard Asquith

Uganda imposes VAT on hotels and water supplies

The Ugandan government has recommended introducing VAT on hotel accommodation and water supplies.  The current VAT rate in Uganda is 18%.

It is anticipated that there will also be a number of basic goods, such as flour, brought into the VAT regime, although Parliament will have to debate any changes first.  At this point, the changes are only proposed by the Finance Ministry.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.