The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) in collaboration with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has launched IUIU Tax Society during an auspicious event held at the Main Campus in Mbale City.
The Vice President of the Society Gessa Yasin who is a Fourth year student pursuing Bachelor of Laws at the institution says the grouping is significant to the students as it will help them to understand a broader scope of taxation and revenue collection.
Gessa says the society is expected to bridge the gap between the students of the Islamic University in Uganda and Uganda Revenue Authority.
“Through the Tax Society, IUIU students will acquire skills when offered internship placements at URA such as in the legal department among others. IUIU students will also be able to take part in research in tax issues and essay writing competitions that previously were only done by students from Central and Western Uganda because of lack of the Tax Societies in Eastern Uganda,” Gessa says.
The Vice president also says IUIU students are expected to learn a lot about taxation and revenue collection during symposiums and conferences organized by URA through Tax Societies.
Abdulnur Nuhu who is a member of the IUIU Tax Society says the grouping will help to inform the students about the importance of paying tax with the aim of booming the economy of Uganda.
The need to officially launch IUIU Main Campus Tax Society sparked when the society’s President Mr Kezaala Hamid once attended a meeting organized by URA on the significance of tax societies in Universities.
The Islamic University in Uganda consulted Makerere University which has a well-established tax society seeking guidance on how to formally establish the society at the institution. The IUIU Tax Society is open to every student who needs to join.