Signum Advocates is a modern and dynamic firm that provides a vast array of legal services. Established in 2014 with three Partners, the team has grown to include 13 members: 5 partners, 4 associates and 4 support staff members and still growing.
We are situated in Kampala but have affiliations with law firms in Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana and Zambia.
Our team of partners and associates have had training both in Uganda and the United Kingdom.
Our core purpose is “to nurture growth and offer peace of mind”. While in pursuit of the core purpose, we always strive to build relationships with the team and our clients, offer innovative solutions and build trust.
Signum Advocates is a team of fairly young professionals with the average age of 32 years. We are vibrant and eager to revolutionize the legal practice in Uganda. Quality, efficiency and responsiveness are a matter of personal pride to the team.
An understanding of the sector and business culture which each client operates in, is a given. Trust and accountability are the bedrock of all the firm's client relationships.
TAXATION OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS- OTTs TAXATION IN UGANDA AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
The hullabaloo in Uganda on taxation of OTTs is enormous. The uproar is mainly because this Ug shs 200 is viewed as a draconian and unfair tax that "curtails various civil liberties and principles of taxation". The issue of whether this OTT tax is fair or not and should be scrapped may be addressed by first understanding the digital economy and how it operates and the intricacies of its taxation. I will seek to clarify why the government of Uganda moved to impose the Ug shs 200 on Over the Top services (OTTs) and whether it is justified. Perhaps this will put the tax issue to rest or explore better ways to tax the OTTs or what I would call taxation of the digital economy/transactions.
Signum Advocates were highly commended in the 2018 African Legal Awards
Signum have become the first Ugandan law firm to be highly commended at Legal Week's African Legal Awards this year in the African Law Firm of the Year - Small Practice.
Ian Mutibwa says "This is a milestone for Signum!"
Click here to find out more about the 2018 awards ceremony held on 7th September in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ian Mutibwa, Head of Tax at Signum Advocates, speaks to NTV News about understanding social media and mobile tax money.
You can learn more about Ian in this Africa Legal interview
Signum Tax Dossier 2018
TAX PROPOSALS 2018
The fiscal year in Uganda commences on 1 July and in each year, the Government proposes amendments to the Tax laws.
Anxiety looms at this time and many yearn to understand the meaning of the proposed changes to their day to day lives/livelihoods. We note that with the amendments in 2018, the government is looking at increasing its revenue collections and taxing many areas that were untaxed before.
For the business community and citizenry, the questions are the impact of the taxes in their day to day business and whether their particular business has been favored or otherwise by the taxman.
In this issue, we specifically review the implications of the 2018 Tax Proposals on the Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Fintech, Oil Gas and Mining, Housing, Banking and Finance industries and Multinational Businesses.