GRA modifies phased-approach for e-levy implementation which starts May 1

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has modified the phased-approach for the implementation of the e-levy starting May 1.

In a statement, issued on Thursday April 28, the GRA said “Following the Ghana Revenue Authority’s assessment of the general readiness of some Charging Entities to integrate with the E-levy Management System, the Commissioner General has decided on a modified phased approach for the implementation of the e-levy from 1st May.”

The Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta earlier said that the implementation of the e-levy would start on May 1.

“We had some meetings with Controller and Accountant Generals Department (CAGD) and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and they have said right at the beginning of May they should be able to put their system together,” he told TV3’s Roland Walker in Parliament after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivered the State of the Nation Address on Wednesday March 30.

The E-levy was passed by Parliament on Tuesday March 29 after the third reading in the House. The Minority staged a walkout during the second reading. They walked out after their leader Haruna Iddrisu said the NDC MPs remained united in opposing the policy.

On Tuesday April 19 the Minority in Parliament filed an application at the apex court to block the commencement of the e-levy deductions.

Hearing of the application will take place on May 4.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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