Uganda denies Bible and Koran taxes


The head of Uganda’s revenue authority has denied a report by privately-owned newspaper Daily Monitor about a plan to tax Bibles and Korans.

Doris Akol said the story was “fake news”.

She replied to a tweeter who was questioning the government’s alleged plan. She said the new tax plan exempts the religious books.

The Uganda parliament has also tweeted a reaction from Finance Minister David Bahati, he is quoted as saying, ” there will be no such tax as this would mean standing in the way of spreading the word of God”:


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