A leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has stated that the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy) is not a bad tax measure.
In a series of postings on Monday, June 27, the lawyer bemoaned that the E-Levy hasn’t met government expectations since its adoption in May.
According to him, the tax policy has barely generated 10% of expected income.
In a subsequent tweet, the co-founder of Danquah Institute said that despite the E-Levy not delivering on promised income, it is not a negative tax since Ghanaians do not want to pay taxes.
If the e-levy isn’t generating the expected income, it’s not a terrible tax. Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko tweeted: “Ghanaians don’t want to pay taxes.”
If the e-levy is so far not bringing in the estimated revenues, it does not mean it is a bad tax. It means Ghanaians simply do not want to pay taxes. @@
— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) June 27, 2022