Minority’s claim of illegal passage of E-levy is mere propaganda – Attorney-General

The Attorney-General has criticised the Minority in Parliament for failing to adduce evidence in court over the claim of illegal passage of the E-levy on March 29. Speaking with the press after court proceedings on Wednesday, Godfred Yeboah Dame noted the NDC’s claims are mere propaganda that should be ignored. He said the party’s argument […]

E-Levy takes off Sunday – GRA, banks, telcos ready for implementation

All is set for the Electronic Transactions Levy (E-Levy) to take off on Sunday, as scheduled. The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the three charging entities – banks and specialised deposit-taking institutions (DFIs), electronic money issuers (EMIs) and telecommunications companies (telcos) – have put in place the relevant systems and mechanisms to start collecting 1.5 […]

List of entities responsible for charging E-levy

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has highlighted the entities responsible for deducting the yet-to-be-implemented Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy). According to the Authority, as of May 1, fast approaches, and the entities designated to make such deductions are prepping themselves to ensure that the new tax policy is implemented smoothly. A Head of Compliance, Domestic Tax […]

President assents to E-Levy Bill

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday assented the Electronic Transfer Levy Bill (E-Levy) Bill into law just before the start of the Cabinet meeting at the Jubilee House in Accra. By appending his signature to the bill, it has now become law, but the operational date and other activities will be announced by the Minister […]

Parliament passes E-Levy Bill

Parliament today Tuesday March 29, 2022 approved the Electronic Transactions (E-Levy) Bill. This decision was reached after the Consideration Stage was completed by a Majority-sided House following the third reading of the Bill. The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) staged a walk out after taking part in the debate of the Bill. The Finance Minister, […]

‘Voting rights of Deputy Speakers transparent on face of constitution’ – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the unanimous decision taken by the Supreme Court, in its ruling of Wednesday, March 9, 2022, on the voting rights of Deputy Speakers of Parliament, should put the matter to rest. According to President Akufo-Addo, he was surprised by the furore that was generated on whether or not Deputy Speakers of […]

Why Ken Agyapong is ‘furious’ about Adwoa Safo’s absence in Parliament

The vociferous Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has explained why he is “furious” about what he describes as the long absence of the MP for Dome-Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo from Parliament. Speaking on GTV’s Breakfast Show Monday [Feb21,2022] morning, Mr Agyapong said he was furious because he was at the receiving […]

Finance Minister to withdraw E-levy from Parliament and reintroduce at 1.5%

The Deputy Majority Leader has revealed that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, will withdraw the controversial Electornic Transactions Levy (E-levy) in Parliament and re-introduce same later. Alexander Afenyo-Markin said government will withdraw the controversial levy on Tuesday, February 15. Presenting the business statement for Parliament next week, the Effutu MP said the e-levy will be […]