This is naked thievery by Akufo-Addo against already impoverished Ghanaians – Sammy Gyamfi

Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress has lashed out at the government, accusing of thievery after alleging that the E-levy is charged on the first ¢100 sent, contrary to the E-levy Act. He said the situation is “bizarre and pathetic”. Despite agitations from the citizenry,

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76 per cent of Ghanaians still think the E-levy is a bad idea – Afrobarometer

It turns out that most Ghanaians do not still support the introduction of the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-levy) even months after its implementation, a new Afrobarometer study has revealed. On May 1, 2022, the government introduced the E-levy in a bid to widen the tax net. However, a large section

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We’re not taxing MoMo merchant SIMs – GRA denies claims

Reports making rounds on various social media platforms suggesting that the Ghana Revenue Authority will from today Friday 1st July 2022  commence charging a 1.5% e levy on merchant Sim Cards have been debunked by the Authority.  The authority explains that the levy does not apply to specified merchant payments

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Taxing MoMo merchants is ill-conceived and retrogressive – Steve Manteaw

Former Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Dr Steve Manteaw has said the decision to expand the E-levy coverage to include vendor transactions is ill-conceived. According to Dr Steve Manteaw, the decision “will erode patronage and kill momo businesses”. The policy analyst who doubles as a communication

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MoMo agents displeased with government’s intention to tax merchant accounts, says it will kill businesses

The Mobile Money Agent Association is not enthused by the government’s plan to tax Merchant Accounts through the Electronic Transaction Levy. On May 1, 2022, the government commenced the implementation of the E-levy. It initially excluded the accounts of merchants from the taxation. However, the Ghana Revenue Authority has come

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E-levy was overhyped and won’t achieve its target this year – Seth Terkper

Former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has once again criticized the Electronic Transaction Levy policy, deeming it as an overhyped revenue generation system. He backed his position by stating that, many Ghanaians are now trying to find ways to avoid paying the levy. The E-levy, which was amended from 1.75% to

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E-levy’s failure to meet its target confirms our position – Sam George

Legislator for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has stated that the inability of the Electronic Transfer Levy to meet its target vindicates the National Democratic Congress’ position that, the E-levy is not the remedy to Ghana’s current economic woes. The legislator’s statement follows a worrying revelation by a leading member of

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Prof Mills would never have introduced E-levy – Haruna Iddrisu praises former president

Leader of the Minority caucus, Haruna Iddrissu has touted the contribution of late President Professor John Evans Atta Mills to the growth and development of Ghana as one that remained unparalleled. Referring to the single-digit inflation under the late president’s regime which he says it is non-achievable by the New

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We want feedback from Ghanaians before Akufo-Addo launches the You Start initiative -John Kumah

The government has started nationwide stakeholder engagement as it gears up to launch the much-touted YOU START program. These engagements, the government explains form part of measures being rolled out to ensure that Ghanaians are sensitized about the YOU START programme  and have the necessary support and acceptance by Ghanaians

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