By Charles Katabalwa
In the efforts to increase on income next financial year that starts July this year, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is set to start collecting tax property from over 15,000 business buildings within the central division of Kampala.
In January 2015, KCCA embarked on the valuation exercise in fulfillment of periodic statutory requirement of the local government rating Act 2005 in central division with collectors picking attributes of and on all properties in the city to assess the value of properties which data was to be used for the assessment of property rates.
Addressing journalists at city hall in Kampala, the KCCA Evaluation Court Chairman Asuman Basalirwa says that they issued valuation bills to owners of buildings three weeks ago to allow them a chance for their views on what they think would be the appropriate charge on each property, in which they expect to collect about UGX 30 billion.
Basalirwa clarifies that only commercial buildings will be charged property rate while residential houses, state house, cultural leaders’ houses, registered Worship centers and embassy houses are exempted.
However, he calls upon buildings’ owners to cooperate and visit KCCA offices in case of any query in the physical planning center care center and KCCA central Division offices on William Street.