Paying myself as a business owner: A prudent approach?

General perception Most small business owners do not see the importance of paying themselves at the end of the month because they have the perception that they own the monies in the business and also, they can pay themselves at any time. Yes, you can pay yourself at any time because you do not report …

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A Simple Guide to Small Business Taxes in Ghana

While it is common knowledge that doing business involves tax payments, it is vital to reiterate this. In Ghana, some taxes apply to only small businesses though the industry and location in which a small business operate may give rise to other tax obligations or tax exemptions. In this article, I share with you four …

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How to pay your taxes, SSNIT in this period of COVID-19

While some businesses have attempted and found it difficult to make statutory payments, others do not have any idea on how to go about making their statutory payments in this period of COVID-19. This article seeks to give relief from such distressing situations. Statutory payments: what they are and when to pay them These are …

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GRA extends annual tax returns deadlines in the face of COVID-19

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has extended the deadlines for the filing and payment of annual taxes. This is part of measures presented by the Minister of Finance in a statement to parliament on the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ghana’s economy on 30th March, 2020. These fiscal measures are to prevent the …

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How to calculate the 3% VAT Flat rate

There are two types of VAT systems in Ghana: the Standard scheme and the Flat rate. While the former comes with a composite percentage of 17.5%, the latter is 3%. The objective of this short article is to equip readers with knowledge on how to compute the 3% Flat rate VAT. Before we start to …

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Ghana Tax Calculator App

As business owners and accounting professionals we work with taxes on a daily basis. Finding a way to simplify how you calculate taxes is one of the holy grail of the accounting profession. For business owners, it is a way of taking away the complexities that certain taxes come with. Thus, it came as no …

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How Does Withholding Tax Computations Work And Why Is It Relevant?

Compliance with withholding taxes like any other tax obligations is very crucial for any business. In doing so, you save yourself from the closure of operations, fines and penalties, imprisonment, tarnishing of your reputation, interference in business operations, among others. In this article, we provide a highlight of what withholding taxes are, how to compute …

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