Government to hold E-levy town hall meeting today

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The government will today, Thursday, January 27, 2022 hold a town hall meeting to discuss the controversial Electronic Transactions Levy (E-levy).

According to government, this exercise forms part of series of engagements to canvass public support for the levy following the stiff opposition faced by the introduction of the levy.

The aim of government is to use the town hall platforms to explain the importance of the E-levy as well as take feedback and inputs from relevant stakeholders.

The meeting will take place at the Ascension hall in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional Capital.

It will also feature Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Communication and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin.

The E-levy is a new tax measure introduced by the government in the 2022 Budget on basic transactions related to digital payments and electronic platform transactions. A charge of 1.75% will apply to electronic transactions that are more than GH¢100 on a daily basis.

ABC News will bring you live coverage of the meeting.

 

SourceABC News

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