Tax governing body Uganda Revenue Authority has threatened to stop star singer Jose Chameleone’s Tubonge album launch if he doesn’t clear his tax arrears.
Chameleone is set to launch his latest album this Friday at Lugogo Cricket Oval. The singer told us that all is set and in place. However Allen Kagina’s men at URA think otherwise and have ordered the troubled singer to pay shs47 million or else he won’t be allowed to go on with preparations and show. According to URA officials, Chameleone is supposed to pay shs47 million in taxes. “These are arrears for the last two years,” said a source at the Nakawa based tax governing body.
The taxbody insists that this is tax from Chameleone’s calculated earnings for only the last two years. When contacted, the singer told Xclusive UG that he had no problem with this arrangement but insisted that URA must provide the criteria at which they came to that figure. “I know as Uganda citizen I must pay my taxes but one thing I want to know is how is it shs47 million?” the singer wondered.
Chameleone also revealed that he is fed up of President Yoweri Museveni’s government and wished for change. “Am fed of NRM and Museveni. He hasn’t done anything to help the music industry and yet he knows our importance,” Chameleone told us.
Full interview coming soon…