“Too much ignorance out there” – Says Hon. Ursula Owusu as she clarifies her statement on E-levy

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

The Minister of Communications and Digitalization Hon Ursula Owusu has clarified reports that she said that the United Kingdom has what has come to be known as E-levy of 10%.

In a tweet, the Minister said “Too much ignorance out there. Maybe this will help.” as she makes a statement on the E-levy debate.

Below are the facts according to Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful.

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More simple facts… maybe they’ll get it this time

1. Digital Services Tax (DST) means a tax or levy imposed on any service provided through digital means, by or on a digital platform, application or infrastructure. It’s an emerging area and Ghana is also contributing to the body of knowledge in this sector with our Communications Service Tax, which was one of the first to be introduced, and now the e-Levy.

Each country will ultimately decide which of the NUMEROUS digital services it will decide to tax, and there are many digital services today, with more to come.

Ghana is not Uganda or UK so please let’s chart our own course, learning from best practices and modifying it to suit our own purposes.

2. ´….Up to 10%´ means anything between 0-10%. It does not mean 10%. The UK’s 2% DST falls within this range. So who is lying or ignorant ?????

Will the fact checkers, commentators and hangers on be gracious enough to admit that they got it wrong AGAIN ?? I doubt it so not holding my breadth.

YEN ARA Y’ASAASE NI. 3Y3 ABOODENDEN MA Y3N…… sing along with me and take a deep breadth or you’ll explode….

See tweet below

SOURCE : Coverghana.com.gh

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