Eliminating taxation phobia in women-led social businesses

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Over 30 women social business owners participated in the Capital Solutions Ltd Legal and Taxation training which was facilitated by our partner TASLAF Advocates.

TASLAF Advocates is a team of lawyers and Consultants that offer legal support to SMEs and social entrepreneurs based in Uganda.

The purpose of this training was to help women led SMEs to understand better the legal aspects embedded in running an SME and to grow their enterprises without falling short of the taxation aspects. Through our 6-months social business accelerator programme targeting women-only businesses, we ensure that we demystify challenges that most entrepreneurs face and one of them is legal and taxation.

Juliet Namirembe, a Senior Tax & Accounts Associate at TASLAF Advocates during her presentation highlighted the Tax system in Uganda, Voluntary compliance and Tax obligations and sanctions and the tax issues emerging during and after covid-19.

Kevin Ayebare, a Lead Legal Associate at TASLAF Advocates and a specialist in employment law and advisory made a presentation on the key employment issues affecting women social enterprises.

In his presentation, he emphasized the need for stake holders to understand how to deal with employment issues. He noted that they must first understand the legal laws that govern employment in Uganda including: The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995, The Employment Act, No. 6 of 2006, The Employment Regulations, S.I 219-1, The Employment (Sexual Harassment) Regulations, S.I 15 Of 2012 among others.

A trainee who preferred anonymity noted that the training was very engaging and educative which helped her to gain more insight on employment laws and how to manage taxes.

This training was organised for Women social business owners who are currently undertaking Capital Solutions Social Business Accelerator programme, a six months training programme that empowers social business owners to develop sustainable business solutions and incubate new ideas.

Capital Solutions Ltd (CSL) is a Social Enterprise incorporated in Uganda in 2008 to inspire, transform and A build capacity of social entrepreneurs (NGOs, and Small, medium social enterprises) working with low-income communities in Africa.

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