With concerns over the rising public debt stock bringing the nation’s poor and porous revenue mobilisation mechanisms under increased scrutiny, calls have intensified for a review and reform of the existing tax regime – particularly policy provisions for tax exemption. One such reform – the introduction of a publicly accessible tax exemption repository, has received
As the discussion around the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) classification of Ghana as a low income developing country continues, the Head of the Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Professor Peter Quartey has called on the government to focus on building a resilient economy that will thrive after the COVID-19 pandemic is dealt
Sub-Saharan Africa is set to emerge from the 2020 recession sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic with growth expected to expand by 3.3 percent in 2021. This is one percent higher than the April 2021 forecast according to the latest edition of Africa’s Pulse. This rebound is currently fueled by elevated commodity prices, a relaxation of
Taxpayers must be up to date with compliance before asking for assistance. At the National Treasury press briefing on the economic support package required to deal with the negative economic impact of the “recent disturbances”, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni gave assurance that the fiscal path announced in the 2021 February budget will be maintained. Mboweni
The African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has proposed for the abolishment of the three per cent withholding tax on gold grade. According to a study conducted by the think tank, the implementation of the levy has been unsuccessful. It comes on the heels of a report by the Precious Minerals Marketing Company revealing that
Woodfields Energy Resources Limited, an indigenous Ghanaian petroleum company, has refuted claims of its indebtedness to the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to the tune of five million dollars. According to the company, they have honoured all their payment obligations for processing fees to TOR and is not indebted to the refinery for any processing fee
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The Nigerian federal government spent a total of N1.8 trillion on debt servicing in the first five months of the year, representing about 98% of the total revenue generated in the same period. This is according to the budget implementation report presented by the Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed.
The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin is on a collision course with President Akufo-Addo over his decision to slash budget estimates for the Judiciary and the Legislature. Alban Sumana Bagbin during the presentation of the 2021 budget statement last Friday directed the Interim Finance Minister Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who
The Minister designate for Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has justified the need to introduce new taxes at a time Ghanaians are coping with the negative impact of the coronavirus disease. Responding to a question during his vetting on Thursday by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, Mr Ofori-Atta said it was necessary for Ghanaians to learn