Taxation and Growth of Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises Case Study of Selected SMEs In Ntungamo Municipality, Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management.
Small and medium enterprises play a very important role in development of the Ugandan economy. The SMEs sector’s importance in the economic development of any country in recent years cannot be underrated especially with regard to creation of employment, innovation, uplifting the people’s standard of living and financial contribution to the growth of the country’s GDP. This sector’s growth is hindered by the challenges of lack of financial resources to expand, the entrepreneur managerial skills, unskilled labor, production of poor-quality goods, lack of market for their products, infrastructure and above all taxation policy which does not favor their growth potential. The study looked at the impact of tax influence on SIVIEs sector growth in Uganda. The study employed descriptive design. Primary data was collected on valuables contributing to tax influence and their effect of the growth of SMEs. A total of 50 respondents were considered out of the entire population in Ntungamo municipality. The study found that there was a significant colt elation between taxation and SMEs sector growth. The study recommends that there be a friendly tax policy for all start-up businesses preferably a tax holiday, or an introduction of a growth limit which can be said to be a level stable enough to sustain tax payment. It also recommends that, URA; should supply tax assessment forms in time, intensify on the sensitization different tax rates and introduce a scheme that allows taxpayers to pay the tax obligation in installment to better the profitability of small-scale businesses. There is therefore, need for more research on firm’s management techniques, the role of bookkeeping and profitability of small and micro enterprise.
A Research Dissertation Submitted to The College of Economics and Management in Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for The Award of The Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Accounting Option)
Taxation, Micro finance Enterprises