Wondering how much money you are supposed to pay or will pay inform of income taxes in Uganda? How about knowing if you qualify for Pay As You Earn yet or not? Reading this article will help you right from understanding your tax obligations to the government, knowing whether your current income is taxable, how much you are supposed to pay as PAYE and also help you find answers to your questions related.
In Uganda, people whose gross income is at a certain level are liable to paying PAYE. This is because it is another source of governments income which is collected from people both in the formal and informal sectors. This money is collected by Uganda Revenue Authority, the governments body and entity which handles everything to do with taxes.
Do you qualify for Pay as you earn? If you earn more than the below incomes at gross, and regardless of whether you are a resident and or non-resident, the answer is YES. The better way to find out is either doing it yourself, and or using a third party professional to help you find out and or to calculate the much you are supposed to pay.
PAYE Taxable income for Residents
PAYE Taxable income for Non-Residents
How to calculate PAYE by yourself?
The answer to this question is simple. Now that you seen the amount which makes you qualify, just use dive the rate by your gross income eg if you are at 10%, a resident and earning 300,000, it should be 10/100×300000. The answer you get is the amount you are entitled to pay. You can also use the free online calculators available eg calculator.co.ug for the same or even visit URA brand office. Please note that these rates are subject to change. The current rate is quoted at the time of publication.