Saturday, January 19, 2008

Local Governments in Africa are Imposing Taxes on Marriages In Order to Widen the Tax Base

On January 18, 2008, Africa News reported that a local government in Uganda plans to impose a new tax on marriages in order to "widen the tax base and fill the gap created by suspension of graduated tax."  The tax, which is pending approval, would be imposed on every person who gets married in Sironko District.  The new tax is apparently part of a trend because another local government, Bududa District Local Government, passed a similar resolution to tax marriages in its bid to widen the tax base.  For the full story, go to "Uganda: Sironko to Tax Traditional, Church Marriages" in Africa News.

DAB

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