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New York State hikes taxes on rich and businesses to raise more funds

New York State would collect billions of additional tax dollars from rich people and corporations each year in order to secure funds for expensive...

NCCE encourages payment of taxes

Madam Rejoice Biscoff, Director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Birim Central Municipality, has encouraged Ghanaian citizens to play their roles...
Fuel Average

IES Analysis: Domestic Fuel Prices Quadruple in the Last Decade

Over the past decade (2010-2019), Ghana has seen a 347 percent increase in price of Gasoline (Petrol) and a 338 percent increase in Gasoil...

Waive taxes on poultry inputs – poultry farmers appeal

The Dormaa Poultry Farmers Association has appealed to the Government to waive taxes on imported poultry inputs to ameliorate production challenges. ...
Dr. Ken Ashigbey, CEO - Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications

48 percent of telcos’ revenue consumed by taxes – study shows

In 2019, almost half of revenues generated by telecom industry players, comprising of mainly telcos and telecom infrastructure companies went to government as taxes.  This...
Science Nuclear Industrialisation

Mobile industry tax contribution hits GHC3.2billion in 2019

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication on Tuesday said the mobile network operators and infrastructure companies contributed GH¢3.2billion in taxes and other remittances to the...

2021 Budget should increase taxes on tobacco, alcoholic beverages-VALD

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organization has launched a 2020 Tobacco Industry Interferences Index Report- Ghana with a call on government...

Danish shipping group AP Moller-Maersk’s 2nd-quarter profit triples

Danish shipping and logistics group AP Moller-Maersk said on Wednesday its second-quarter net profit almost tripled despite lower business and consumer activity during the...
Ghana Parliament-

Government seeks parliament’s approval for GH¢11.8bn supplementary budget

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, on Thursday requested Parliament to approve more than GH¢11. 8 billion to support government’s expenditure for remaining months...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Government revises 2020 GDP growth to 0.9 percent due to COVID-19

The Government has revised its growth target downwards to 0.9 percent for 2020 from the projected 6.8 percent due to the negative impact of...

Akufo-Addo’s government spends GHC20.14 billion in executing key campaign promises

The Akufo-Addo-led government has spent GHC20.14 billion in implementing the Free SHS, banking sector clean-up, recruitment of 100,000 NaBCo beneficiaries and restoring teacher/nursing trainee...

Sekyere South NCCE seeks stakeholder inputs on outreach programmes

The Sekyere South District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has held a day’s stakeholders’ consultative engagement to solicit inputs to...

Govt. must adopt financial literacy in educational curriculum – AFLO

The Alliance of Financial Literacy Organisation (AFLO) on Tuesday called on government to inculcate financial literacy into the educational curriculum to prepare students on...
Palestinians are seen inside their temporary house "caravan" in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis on July 7, 2015. The 50-day war between Israel and Gaza Hamas-led militant groups ended after Egypt brokered a truce between the two sides. However, people in the coastal enclave still live amid poverty, unemployment and the ongoing endless Israeli blockade. (Xinhua/Wissam Nassar)

Israeli deduction of taxes to worsen Palestinian financial crisis

The Israeli government's decision to deduct millions of U.S. dollars from Palestinian tax revenues will exacerbate the Palestinian Authority (PA)'s financial crisis in 2020,...
telcos Ghana

Telcos dodging taxes, or MoC doing propaganda?

It is fair to say, all other things being equal, even though everyone knows tax payment is a legal and moral obligation, no one likes...
Telecom industry

Telcos in Ghana underpaid taxes from 2015 to 2017 

Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has revealed that between 2015 and first quarter of 2017, government lost GHC300 million in VAT, Communications Service...

Adansi Trade Associations agree to pay their taxes

Members of various trade associations in the Adansi North and Adansi-Asokwa Districts, have agreed to honour their tax obligations promptly. The move would enable their...
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Let telecos pay taxes on mobile money transaction fees

Let telecos pay taxes on mobile money transaction fees Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Communications Minister on Thursday implored the Finance Minister and the Ghana...
Airbus’ Tianjin center delivered the 8,000th A320 family aircraft to Air China. (Photo by Li Yingqi from People’s Daily)

U.S. plans new tariffs for EU liquors, airbus aviation products

The Trump administration said it plans to levy new tariffs on European exports worth more than $7 billion, including products like wine and whiskey,...
Informal Sector Pay Taxes

Little drops of taxes makes a mighty budget- Amponsah

A senior officer of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has reiterated the need for Ghanaians to pay taxes as it is the country’s surest...

MTN Ghana Settles Taxes Totaling Gh₵1.5 Billion

Telecoms giant, MTN Ghana, last year, paid a total of GHC1.48 billion in taxes, out of which, GHC1.3 billion went to the Ghana Revenue...
Fero Mobile Phones

In 2018 Mobile Operators Contributed Gh₵1.94 Billion in Taxes

Mr Ken Ashigbey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, has said network operators in 2018 paid a total of GH¢1.94...
Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)

GRA Vows to Collect More Taxes

Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has expressed its determination to do all it can under the laws and employ innovative strategies to ensure that all...
Akufo-Addo (left) speaking at the meeting with members of the Council of State at the Jubilee House

Ghana’s President and Council of State Discuss Taxes

Members of the Council of State, Monday, called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to deliberate pertinent national issues, including the levels of taxes...

Tanzanian Small-Scale Miners happy over scrapped taxes

Tanzania's small-scale miners on Monday thanked President John Magufuli after Parliament last week endorsed a bill designed to reduce taxes imposed on mining. "We...

DCE for Sissala West Ask Residents to Pay Taxes Often

The people of Sissala West, have been urged to honour their tax obligations to help the District Assembly generate more revenue to bring rapid...

World Bank Group 2019 Doing Business Report: Ghana makes a significant progress

Ghana has made progress to improve the ease of doing business, according to the World Bank Group 2019 Doing Business Report - Training for...

Every Economy Depends on Taxes for its Developmental Agenda

Mr James Anaman, a Retired Staff of the Ghana Revenue Authority has described taxes as the life blood of any economy aspiring for greater...

NCCE advises Ghanaians to pay their taxes for development

A Civic Education Officer of the National Commission for Civic Education, (NCCE), Mr David K Domeh, has urged citizens in the informal sector to...
Ghana Revenue Authority

Association Seeks GRA Support Over Their Taxes

Members of the Asante-Akim South branch of the Hairdressers and Beauticians Association of Ghana have called on the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to introduce...