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Importance of Implementing Uniform e-VAT System for Efficient Tax Collection in Ghana

  • Ghana Revenue Authority has improved tax collection and compliance
  • Implementation of e-VAT system crucial for efficient tax collection
  • Current VAT system relies on manual processes, leading to inefficiencies and vulnerabilities
  • GRA has rolled out e-VAT invoicing system to combat irregularities and increase tax revenue
  • Electronic system will enable a larger segment of the populace to contribute to the tax pool
  • First phase of implementation covered large taxpayers, with plans to cover all VAT taxpayers by 2024
  • GRA aims to raise VAT’s contribution to tax revenue to 20% by December last year and 30% in 2024
  • Concern about retail outlets’ reluctance to comply with e-VAT system more than 18 months after initiative began.


Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.


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