Government has announced that it will charge 1.5% of all electronic transactions as E-levy.
Announcing Government’s preparedness John Kumah who is the Deputy Finance Minister said ““The government will, on 1st May 2022, fully rollout the E-Levy. Already, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has put in place the required infrastructure to seamlessly interface with that of the Telcos for the smooth rollout of the levy on Sunday 1st May 2022.
Contrary to some naysayers’ expectations, the GRA, Ministry of Finance, and the Telcos have had fruitful deliberations over the levy’s implementation these past weeks. The deliberations among the various stakeholders have helped address all potential implementation concerns. Indeed, the extensive deliberations climaxed on Wednesday 27th April 2022, when the final road map for implementation was agreed on.”
Social Media is reacting to the levy which seems to have been rolled out.
See Reactions Here
A new e-levy of 1.5% on all electronic payments comes into force despite widespread opposition.https://t.co/3RaIVpGxi4
— What'sbit (@whatsbit) April 30, 2022
MTN sent me a message on E-Levy, it's time to cash out, I'm done with momo
— Malik Ofori (@malikofori) April 29, 2022
Few hours more for E-levy to start
Me and my Nana yagye sika 🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/owX5ROS3fQ
— The First Lady 🇬🇭 (@MrsGhana1) April 30, 2022
First Ghanaian to be charged with E-Levy💔🥲 pic.twitter.com/cLs57oGcv6
— 🌟𝕵𝖆𝖞 𝕾𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖑𝖎𝖓𝖌 🌟 (@_Jay_Sterling_) May 1, 2022
Vodafone said after government has charged their e-levy on your transaction, it’s still free from their side. Meaning they won’t deduct the 0.75% telco charge on transactions.
— Ab. (@AbeikuLytle) April 30, 2022
Happy e-levy day?
Is that what tomorrow will be?
— B. by Sekumba (@Bridget_Otoo) April 30, 2022
Because of E-Levy, all the momo agents are saying they don’t have cash, is the world coming to an end?
— Pokuase OMAR ST£RLING🗯 (@ambassadorsam2) April 30, 2022
Now that E-Levy is working expect Ghana to be better then UK in 2 months. Happy E-Levy Day 🙌
— NUNGUA BURNA ( FACTOS RONALDO ) (@viewsdey) May 1, 2022
The government have taken E-Levy for 3 minutes and they still haven't done anything better for Ghanaians … What are they using our money for?
— Don (@Opresii) May 1, 2022