TJC News

  • 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  • Call tax increased to 9%; luxury vehicle levy withdrawn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

    Civil society and government alone cannot resolve inequality and poverty, Dr Alex Ampaabeng, Fiscal Policy Analyst of Oxfam in Ghana, a charitable Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to global poverty alleviation, has noted. Governments, Dr Ampaabeng said, therefore, required sufficient and continuous revenue streams, of which tax was a major source, to fund essential public services

    July 18, 2019
  • Ghana loses $200m yearly from petroleum smuggling – NPA boss

    Ghana loses about $200 million of tax revenue due to the smuggling of petroleum products and other nefarious activities in the petroleum sector every year. Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Mr Alhassan Tampuli said those activities also cause the country to lose about $12 million from the unified petroleum price fund annually.

    July 15, 2019