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GRA Justifies Decision To Tax Bloggers, MCs, Influencers, others

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has justified its decision to impose taxes on Ghanaian bloggers, masters of ceremonies (MCs), influencers amongst many others.

 

According to the Commissioner in charge of the domestic tax revenue division of the GRA, Edward Gyambra, the expansion of the tax base does not necessarily entail the creation of a new tax. He noted that it is fair for businesses generating income in the country to contribute their quota  to the national coffers.

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The Commissioner detailed that the Authority is simply expanding the tax net to include all businesses, regardless of whether they operate online or offline.

Read also: GRA Must Engage Us On The Intended Taxation – Ghana Bloggers Association

“Some people doing business online is something that is on the blog globally and if you remember last year, we also launched our e-commerce taxation and as part of getting online people to pay taxes all these players will be brought to book to ensure that they also pay their bit of taxes to the country.

”We are expanding the tax net, and it doesn’t mean we are introducing a new tax. If you are generating income from any business, that income is taxable and so if you sit behind your computer and create content and generate income from that, we will tax that income,” he added.

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