Barely a few weeks after Airtel announced a 90-day promotion dubbed Sukuma cash, the leading telcom company has today launched a brand new payment solution to conveniently pay taxes to Uganda Revenue Authority through Airtel Money.
According to the company’s Uganda Chief Commercial Officer Amit Kapur, there was the need to accelerate digital inclusion in our services while creating ease and convenience for our customers.
“We are proud to be associated with the development of Uganda through partnerships such as the one launched today to ease the payment of taxes to Uganda Revenue Authority through Airtel money. With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business, we recognise the need to accelerate digital inclusion in our services while creating ease and convenience for our customers,” he said at the URA headquarters in Kampala.
To use this service, a subscriber has to first get a Payment Registration Number (PRN) from the URA portal by dialing *185#
Doris Akol, the URA Commissioner General noted that partnering with Airtel on tax payments using the Airtelmoney platform will create ease for the tax payers.
“This will help us increase our presence and tax base as URA while providing convenience to our customers for tax payments,” she noted.
Airtel Africa Limited is a pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 14 countries across Africa.