Clarifying the notions regarding transactions that will be impacted by E-Levy, the Principal Revenue Officer, Project Management Unit at the GRA, Isaac Kobina Amoako disclosed that only the sender of the money bears the cost of the Tax.
According to Mr. Amoako, employers are not permitted to reduce employee’s wages as a result of the e-levy due to the construct that the law did not impose e-levy on the receiver.
In an interview on Joy FM’s Midday News, Mr. Amoako revealed that the e-levy rather affects the sender and not the person at the receiving end.
“If you have a contract with your employer that he should pay you GHC3,000, there is no way your employer should reduce the GHC3,000 because of e-levy. You will receive whatever contract that you have with your employer,” he cited.
He also stressed that Salaries paid via Mobile Money will attract E-Levy following the implementation of the controversial tax on May 1st, 2022.