E-Levy Is Just A Useless Tax, Mahama Will Surely Scrap It – Joyce Mogtari Goes After Critics

E-Levy Is Just A Useless Tax, Mahama Will Surely Scrap It – Joyce Mogtari Goes After Critics

  • John Mahama's aide, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, has described the E-Levy as a useless tax that must remain on the country's books
  • She made the comments to refute claims by some NPP commentators that Mr Mahama's promise to scrap the tax if he wins power is a scam
  • Joyce Mogtari is convinced that her boss will fulfil the promise to repeal the E-Levy Act if he wins power in 2025

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An aide to former President John Mahama, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, has described the E-Levy as useless, vowing that her boss will surely scrap it if he becomes president again.

Contributing to a discussion on TV3 on Thursday, May 5, 2022, she described the tax as retrogressive and hence must not remain on Ghana’s books.

“This tax, the E-Levy tax, has been one of the most regressive, most criticised, and one of the most useless taxes ever,” she was quoted in a report by GhanaWeb.

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Joyce Bawah Mogtari
Joyce Bawah Mogtari is an aide to former President John Mahama. Source: Facebook/@JoyceMogtari
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She made the comments to dismiss comments by some officials of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) who are doubting John Mahama’s promise to scrap the tax.

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E-Levy: NDC Gov't Will Repeal Act In 2025 - Mahama Assures Ghanaians

In an earlier story, YEN.com.gh reported that former President Mahama has promised that the next elected government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2025 will repeal the E-Levy Act.

In his address to Ghanaians under the theme "Ghana At A Crossroads" on Monday, May 2, 2022, he reiterated that the NDC is not against taxes in principle but described the Electronic Transfer Levy Act, 2022 (Act 1075) as ''distortionary and burdensome''.

''We in the NDC do not oppose taxation as a principle. We'll not be pretentious and couch fanciful slogans to condemn the principle of taxation like the NPP did in the past.

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''We are, however, implacably opposed to distortionary and burdensome taxes like the E-Levy that only forces Ghanaians to endure more sufferings,'' he said.

E-Levy: GRA Blames Technical Hitches For Wrongful Deductions From Mobile Money Wallets

Meanwhile, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has blamed complaints of wrongful deductions during the first day of the controversial E-Levy implementation on technical hitches.

GRA’s Project Management Unit Head, Isaac Kobina Amoako, has promised that the issue will be thoroughly investigated and the illegal deductions refunded.

“The first fold is that GH¢100 and below, whether on-net or off-net, does not attract E-Levy irrespective, but at the moment, it’s a technical hitch. So it will be ratified automatically once the transaction is detected,” he told Joy FM.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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