The leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, finally backed down on the rejection of the electronic tax.
He says his side now accepts the e-transaction tax proposed in the 2022 budget report and the government’s economic policy.
According to him, E-Levy is for the good of the country.
âA week ago we said no, we will not accept an electronic debit, but after listening to government officials, including the Minister of Finance, I am convinced to accept a waiver of my initial no for accept an electronic debit of 1%. He said at the 10th anniversary launch of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications in Accra on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
He did, however, ask that the E-Levy be reduced from the proposed 1.75 to 1%.
The minority leader was optimistic that the one percent e-levy was a big contribution to fiscal consolidation and would ensure the economy did not collapse in the future, he said. declared.
The digital economy is doing well and has facilitated a revolution in financial inclusion, so it doesn’t make sense to overload the telecom sector, Iddrisu said.
âWe’re not against it, but we want it to be set at one percent. We fear double taxation because we already have the tax on communication services, âhe added.
The member for Tamale South initially disagreed with the deduction fee for business transactions not exceeding the threshold of GH Â¢ 100.00 per day and requested that it be set at GH Â¢ 500.
But in a similar vein, he suggested that the money be set at GH Â¢ 300 after reviewing his grades.
Mr Iddrisu said Ghanaians had to pay taxes to help develop the country, but not those who would put more pressure on their tight purse.
Source: Vincent Kubi / Daily guide
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