On September 28, 2022, Ken Ofori-Atta told the media in Accra that the revision of the E-levy is one of the steps that will enable the government increase its domestic revenue mobilization.
According to him, the review also aims to make sure that many Ghanaians pay the charge.
He stated, “Such exercises constitute part of a continuous campaign to ensure we take meaningful strides forward in addressing long-standing issues with domestic tax mobilization, indiscipline, corruption, and leakages.
Naturally, in the years to come, policy efforts that enable us to tap into a larger pool of taxpayers will continue to be supplemented by enhanced tax compliance and audit activities.
“In order to ensure the E-effective Levy’s implementation, we are therefore looking at regions around it,” the statement continued.
Prior to this, mobile money sellers claimed that the refusal of their clients to pay the E-levy was putting their companies in danger of going out of business.
Four months following the tax measure’s introduction, they claimed that the phenomenon has led to a considerable drop in transactions and low income.