Parliament slaps Tax on both Baby and Adult Diapers!
WATCH VIDEO: Ugandan Lawmakers debate on whether to tax Adult and Baby Daipers or not
Parents with babies and older persons are set to pay heavily after Parliament Thursday okayed the removal of tax exemptions on diapers for both Children and the elderly.
Currently, diapers are classified as medical good targeting vulnerable groups of people - elderly and babies, explaining why the Value Added Tax (VAT ) law exempts supplies of all diapers from taxation.
In a new development now, following the Ammendment of the Value Added Tax Bill 2023, a way has been paved for taxation on all diapers by the Uganda Revenue Authority, effective 1st July 2023 in the New Financial year.
Justifying their Ammendment, legislators explained that the move will help government raise more revenue for budget support and increased service delivery.
A section of the public has however described the move as one aimed at hard hitting the LGBTQ community that uses the products as one of their well being body equipment.
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