Retirement contribution : A smart way to cut taxes.

As a small business entrepreneur, you are encouraged to sign on to the compulsory Social Security contribution of 5.5% of employees’ salary and 13% of business income. Although it is a retirement plan, it is also a smart way to reduce taxes for both your workers and your business while motivating your workers too. Retirement …

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What to know about VAT registration

  Many have heard about the Valued Added Tax (VAT) system in Ghana. While some have an appreciable knowledge of what it is, others have little or no knowledge about it. Registration for VAT and other related matters are very crucial when it comes to VAT and therefore the need for businesses and individuals alike …

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Gaining more insight into VAT: Which activities attract VAT?

It has been said that “ignorance of the law is no excuse”. Many people have fallen victims of various laws and suffered numerous repercussions. Often upon investigation, it is realized that such people could have easily prevented those unpleasant moments by equipping themselves with knowledge of laws. In Ghana, the Ghana Revenue Authority has had …

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The New Excise Tax Stamp Policy — All you need to know

In Ghana, taxes are the main source of revenue to the government. This is generated directly from income from employment, business and investment and also indirectly, from goods and services purchased. Excise tax is a form of indirect tax imposed on particular goods such as alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, gasoline, and many others. Over the …

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