Uganda scraps VAT on key tourism services

The introduction of an 18 percent VAT charge on upcountry safari accommodation in Uganda had been scrapped. Tourism stakeholders expressed their satisfaction and applauded the efforts of their respective associations, which made repeated representations to parliament and to government to have this tax measure rescinded, as it made accommodation packages of safaris across Uganda more expensive by 18 percent, and foreign tour companies were refusing to pay up as the tax was not included in any existing quotations for safari services.

By Atta media contact Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome