E-levy Bill Will Be Passed At The Appropriate Time - Afenyo-Markin
For the second time in recent weeks, the Majority in the Parliament has failed to present a program for approval or otherwise of the E-levy before the house. According to the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, even though government is losing revenue due to the delay in the approval of the E-levy, the bill will be passed
at the appropriate time. The e-levy also falls under the programmes that we have proposed. So, as and when it’s supposed to be taken, members will also be put on notice. Road tolls are not being taken, of course. We have already passed the appropriation the government should be spending in the 2022 budget too. Due to the
delay in the passage of the E-levy, the government has already lost January and February revenue. I believe that when the time comes, we will do the needful to also make Ghanaians know that we mean businesses. Afenyo-Markin gave the update while presenting the business statement for next week in the Parliament on Friday, March 4, 2022. The E-levy is a new tax measure
introduced by the government in the 2022 Budget on basic transactions related to the digital payments and electronic platform transactions. A charge of 1.75% will also apply to electronic transactions that are more than GH¢100 on a daily basis. The Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori Atta, has said that the government is convinced about the need for the e-levy and how it encapsulates the idea of burden-sharing for Ghana’s development.