Uganda government will not impose taxes on Bibles and Qorans – a decision which is expected to cool concerns from religious groups.
According to religious groups, Bibles and Qorans are meant for spiritual nourshiment and thus should be tax-exempt.
The country’s revenue collection body RRA had slapped a Value Added Tax (VAT) on over 9000 religious books imported from neighbouring Kenya.
The consignment was impounded until the church of Uganda paid UShs8.9m to the tax body.
With the county’s parliament agreeing with the government proposal to scrap tax on religious materials, the controversy has been settled.