The controversial electronic transaction levy which has got many Ghanaians talking on mainstream and social media is starting today May 1,2022.
The new tax will see the deduction of 1.5% of the cost of selected electronic transactions by Ghanaians.
Many Ghanaians have taking to twitter and facebook to vent their disapproval of the move which has been justified by government.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) says it is ready for the take off of the controversial levy.
In a statement, The GRA SAID “The Authority assures the general public that adequate measures have been put in place to ensure the smooth implementation of the Levy”.
The statement added: “GRA has held several technical sessions and engagements with the various charging entities (Electronic Money Issuers, Banks, Payment Service Providers, and Specialised Deposit-taking Institutions) on the implementation of the E-Levy, with the aim of ensuring that the charging entities are in a position to implement the Levy by the due date”.