The Government of Ghana will on Thursday January 27, 2022 hold a major Town Hall Meeting on the Electronic Transactions Levy (E-levy) at the Eastern Premier Hotel in Koforidua.
The exercise forms part of series of engagements aimed at explaining the basics and importance of the E-levy transaction as well as take feedback and inputs from relevant stakeholders that will inform Government on the implementation of the levy.
The E-levy is a new tax measure introduced by the Government in the 2022 Budget on basic transactions related to digital payments and electronic platform transactions. The levy will attract a charge of 1.75% on electronic transactions more than GH¢100.00 on a daily basis (24 hours).
The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Communication and Digitalisation, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Alexander Afenyo-Markin are expected to speak at the Town Hall.
In attendance will be sector specific Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other relevant industry stakeholders.
The Town Hall Meeting is organised by the Ministry of Information and will be broadcast live on various television networks in the country as well as the Ministry’s social media pages.