The Mayor of Juba, Michael Lado, has issued an order, banning manual tax collection using financial forms and ordered all businesses to register online to effect online revenue collection.
“This order shall be cited as local order No. 02/2023 for stoppage of manual revenue collection using financial forms 15 and manual demand note and effect immediate transition into digitalized revenue system,” the order partly reads.
“All units of Juba City Council inclusive of the head quarter, block councils and the department of environment and sanitation are directed to stop the manual collection using financial forms 15 and manual demand note.”
For online revenue collection to be implemented effectively, the mayor ordered mandatory registration of all businesses online.
“Registration of businesses is to be conducted within the period of two months beginning from May 8th to July 8th, 2023,” Lado said in an order “Whoever intentionally refuse to register his/her business through the digital collection system, shall be liable for a fine,” it continues.
The fines for those who violate are priced according to the size of the business as listed below:
Hotels: Grade 1 Hotel =1 million SSP, grade 2 Hotel = 700,000 SSP, Grade 3 Hotel =500,000 SSP.
Companies and organizations = 500,000 SSP and Lodges = 400,000 SSP respectively.
Restaurants: 1st class restaurant = 300,000 SSP, 2nd Class restaurant = 200,000 SSP, 3rd Class restaurant = 100,000 SSP
Wholesale businesses = 100,000 SSP, retail businesses = 75,000 SSP and any other businesses not listed above = 50,000 SSP
The mayor also directed all the units and the collection team to implement the order accordingly.