2022 Budget: Parliament Returns On E-Levy Once Again, Here Is What To Expect
Parliament of Ghana returns to the house tomorrow, January 25, 2022 to reconsider the E-Levy.
It has been “cat and dog” fight since the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta read the 2022 Budget statement to Members of Parliament in 2021.
During the hearing of the Budget statement, the Minister made mention of Government eagerness to take charges on electronic transactions ( E-Levy).
The Majority in Parliament agreed to concord the decision of the government to charge tax on electronic transactions.
However, the Minority side in the Parliament disagreed, asked the Ministry to rescind that particular tax policy.
Due to this, both Majority and Minority apparently, did not have consensual decision, whether or not they should let the E-Levy policy be passed.
This ended up causing fights between the Majority and Minority caucuses in the Parliament of Ghana, where some Members of the house received unhealthy blows in the Eve of Christmas last year, 202.
The Parliament of Ghana went on Recession without settling the issues surrounding the E-Levy policy.
Recess is over, what to expect from Parliament is now nebulous to the entire Ghanaians, just as you reading this.
The fate of tax payers still remains in the hands of Members of Parliament, whether the E-Levy will be approved or not.
Meanwhile, the house cannot leave the policy unattended to; debate will surely be held over the E-Levy by Members of Parliament; the E-Levy may be approved or not approved. This depends on the Members of the house.
What do you expect next on this policy? Should it be approved or disapproved?
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