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The Ghanaian press on Thursday focuses on the understanding reached between government and religious bodies on taxation.The Daily Graphic said that following a meeting between President Nana Akufo-Addo and some religious leaders in Accra, religious leaders have agreed to pay tax on their income-generating activities.

A committee is likely to be formed to study ways in which government can tax aspects of the churches’ commercial activities. This was one of the outcomes from a closed meeting between the president and some prominent church leaders at the Jubilee House in Accra, Joy News’ Elton John Brobbey reported.

Some clergymen in Ghana are calling on the government to widen the tax net to include all religious bodies.The Daily Graphic reports that the two clergymen, Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong Manso and Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong, have called on government, to if possible, go ahead with its plan to tax churches in the country […]

Government appears o have shelved its plan to tax mobile money transactions by deferring it. According to a Deputy Minister of Finance, Kwaku Kwarteng, “government has not made a decision in the coming budget to impose additional taxes on mobile money as has been suggested.”

For the first time in the country’s history, owners of luxury vehicles with engine capacities of 3 litres or more will now pay an annual tax on their vehicles.

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