The Ministry of Finance has refuted claims that a private company has been awarded a contract to collect the proposed electronic levy (E-levy) on mobile money transactions, inbound remittances and ATM withdrawals.
Instead, the Ministry of Finance, in a statement released yesterday, said the Ghana Revenue Authority is the state agency responsible for collecting the levy at a cost not to exceed the standard mobilization cost. revenues.
The ministry’s statement followed publications suggesting that a private company had been awarded a contract to collect the E-Levy.
“The attention of the Ministry of Finance has been drawn to social media posts claiming that the government has dropped the allocation of GHC 241,933,000 for electronic transaction levy services in the 2022 budget and that it does not therefore not appear in the appropriation bill,” the statement read.
“Furthermore, the department is aware of allegations circulating that a private company has been awarded a contract to collect the E-Levy. Another allegation is that the services of said private company have now been terminated.
“The Ministry of Finance wishes to state that these allegations are all false.
“The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is the state agency responsible for providing the collection services, the cost of which shall not exceed the revenue mobilization standard, as has always been the practice. This indicative cost standard is what is outlined in the budget. GRA will manage all discussions to ensure full deployment of their current E-Levy collection platforms and resources.”