Former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has said, policy distortions to the country’s second-biggest tax handle – the Value Added Tax (VAT) – is impeding its ability to generate the needed revenue for government. Making the assertion at the second edition of the PFM Tax Africa Network Dialogue Series, the former Minister for Finance noted
Statutory tax collection body, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), as part of its strategies to enforce tax compliance, introduced the voluntary whistleblower reward. The voluntary whistleblower reward strategy was to encourage people report persons and businesses evading tax payments. Speaking on the progress of the strategy on PM Express, Commissioner-General of the GRA, Reverend Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah,
The size of Ghana’s economy is projected to swell from $62.8 billion in 2020 to $83.2 billion by the end of 2023. According to Fitch Solutions, research arm of credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, the expansion of Ghana’s economy is expected to start this year, with the economy growing by $7.2 billion in monetary terms.
Government has witnessed a significant increase in revenue generated from the country’s downstream petroleum sector due to the improved monitoring of in-flows and out-flows at the various oil marketing company depots nationwide. Within a period of ten months, the monitoring service being provided by a private revenue assurance firm; Strategic Mobilization Ghana Limited, SML, raked
Nigeria’s inflation rate dropped further for the second consecutive month to stand at 17.93% in May 2021 from 18.12% recorded in April 2021. This is contained in the Consumer Price Index report, recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). According to the report, the consumer price index, (CPI) which measures the inflation rate increased
Tax expert and former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has shared his thoughts on some findings made by Pan-African and nonpartisan survey research network, Afrobarometer, in its latest survey on the willingness of Ghanaians to pay taxes to government. According to Afrobarometer in its latest survey, it observed that about 72 percent of Ghanaians are willing
Effective April 1, 2021, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) will convert all National Identification numbers into Tax Identification Numbers (TIN). This forms part of efforts to identify and rope in more eligible taxpayers, especially those in the informal sector and enable organizations to easily share important data with the Authority. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
The teams focused their efforts on a few of the highest-value S&OP levers in order to review the current planning process, identify gaps in the planning infrastructure and analytically understand demand and supply variability.
Africa, despite its low contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, remains the most vulnerable continent to climate change impacts. It also hosts some of the lowest-income countries in the world, limiting the resources available for adapting to a heating planet. Seven out of the 10 most climate vulnerable nations in the world are located in Africa.
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has auctioned its own bills or short-term securities worth Ghs 5 million. The short-term security with a maturity period of 56 days was auctioned by the Central Bank on Monday, May 24, 2021. Per the auction results released by the BoG, it is unclear the value of bids made by