Uganda Revenue Authority has finally bowed down to pressure and allowed to vomit Bobi Wine’s bullet proof back to him courtesy of Museveni.
Early this year, URA recalled the said ride, a Toyota V8 Land Cruiser Bullet proof soon after Bobi Wine had just acquired it and asked the former opposition presidential candidate to pay Shs337m in taxes for it.
The communication to Bobi Wine followed the conclusion of the reassessment process of his bullet-proof car, which had initially attracted less tax having been considered as an ordinary car.
“Following the re-examination of your client’s motor vehicle, Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Reg. No. UBJ 667 F, it was confirmed that the unit was armoured. The details of ballistic protection were confirmed as 90 mm for the window upper plate glass and 6 mm for the bottom hull,” read in part URA’s letter.
URA said the new tax is upon establishing that Bobi Wine’s car was bullet-proof and costed $166,700 (more than Shs600m).
“Customs has re-evalued the motor vehicle using alternative methods of valuation and appraised a customs value of $166,700 with tax payable of Shs337,698,776m. Please advise your client (Bobi) to liaise with the office of the Assistant Commissioner Enforcement who by copy hereof, is requested to facilitate payment of due taxes and release of your client’s vehicle accordingly,” Mr Kagumire’s letter further read.
Now today afternoon URA gave the vehicle back to NUP darling claiming that it is order from the President Museveni.
” I have been directed by the president to return Kyagulanyi’s vehicle UBJ 667F even though he hasn’t yet paid the 249M that is due”. the letter from URA partly reads.
Below is the letter,
Museveni Bobi Wine
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