TJC News

  • Tax Culture: Perspectives from an African State

    ABSTRACT Universally, Tax Culture is not a very common topic but it is critical to administrative governance and economic development. This article argues that the Tax Culture of any milieu is an assemblage of various indices and criteria. These include: the history of taxation; tax laws; tax information; tax education; tax revenue mobilisation; tax system

    March 17, 2021
  • GH₵1.9bn lost to petroleum tax evasion in 2019 — CBOD reports

    The Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) has revealed that the government and people of Ghana lost GH₵1.9billion to tax evasion in 2019. The Chamber blames the losses on a compromised Petroleum Product Marking Scheme (PPMS). Speaking at the virtual launch of the 2019 Ghana Petroleum Industry Report in Accra, Mr. Senyo Hosi, the CEO

    March 6, 2021
  • Tax Justice Coalition of Ghana launches Financial Bleeding Register

    The Tax Justice Coalition of Ghana has launched a portal, dubbed ‘Ghana Financial Bleeding Register.’ The Ghana Financial Bleeding Register(FBR) is to provide a public database to accurately respond to the collective public amnesia occasioned by the temporal public interest and follow-ups on the numerous tax mismanagement and other corruption related reports. Launching the Register,

    August 20, 2020
  • RTI law does not fully support fighting illicit financial flows

    Accra, Aug. 13, GNA – Dr. Stephen Manteaw, the Co-chair of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative has noted that Ghana’s Right to Information (RTI) Law in its current form will not fully support efforts at countering illicit financial flows. He said the Law would have to be used together with other transparency legislation such

    August 17, 2020
  • Fire guts GRA head office annex in Accra

    An eye-witness, Mr Iddrisu Mumuni, told Graphic Online that he spotted the fire at the back of the building at about 7.30 am and rushed to call the fire personnel who were stationed under the new overhead bridge at the Nkrumah Circle. When Graphic Online got to the scene at about half past eight, personnel of the Ghana National

    December 2, 2019
  • 21 CSOs petition government over GH¢ 2.75bn procurement cash

    A total of 21 civil society organizations (CSOs) in the country have petitioned the Finance Ministry, requesting for detailed information relating to projects that resulted in the savings of some GH¢ 2.75 billion to the State. The CSOs in the petition signed on their behalf by Beauty Emefa Narteh, Executive Secretary of the Ghana Anti-Corruption

    September 19, 2019
  • No new taxes in 2020 – Deputy Minister of Finance.

    The government has no plans of introducing new taxes in the 2020 budget to be laid before Parliament in November, a Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Kwaku Kwarteng, has assured. In what is expected to be a welcome relief for businesses and their employees and the public in general he said rather, the government would

    September 16, 2019
  • Call tax increased to 9%; luxury vehicle levy withdrawn

    Government has announced that it is increasing Communication Service Tax (CST) to nine percent. The move, according to the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta was to develop the foundation for the creation of a viable technology ecosystem in the country. “This will comprise amongst others putting in systems to identify and combat cybercrime, protect users

    August 2, 2019
  • 2019 Mid-year Budget Review: ‘Petrol, mobile tax to go up’

    Pro-government newspaper, The Daily Statesman, has hinted that the Finance Minister will announce an increase in petroleum and mobile tax today. Ken Ofori-Atta, will address Parliament Monday morning to ask for more money to meet mainly urgent and priority infrastructural demands as the huge costs of saving the financial sector and paying huge energy bills such

    July 29, 2019
  • Tax Justice Coalition wants Kwame Owusu removed from GRA post

    The Tax Justice Coalition Ghana has called on the Akufo-Addo government to withdraw its appointment of Kwame Owusu as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Revenue Authority. A press release issued by the Coalition described the appointment as insensitive to the public outcry about the alleged acts of corruption and conflict

    July 24, 2019