Parliament is now waiting on President Akufo-Addo to give his assent to the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy) Bill.
A Majority-sided House approved the E-Levy after the Minority which has opposed the levy staged a walked out.
The Bill was adopted at a reduced rate of 1.5% from the initial 1.75%.
Parliament now awaits the President’s assent to move on with the legislation.
Below is a list of transactions to be affected and exempted when the implementation kicks in.
Transactions E-Levy will cover
- Mobile money transfers between accounts on the same electronic money issuer (EMI)
- Mobile money transfers from an account on one EMI to a recipient on another EMI
- Transfers from bank accounts to mobile money accounts
- Transfer from mobile money accounts to bank accounts
- Bank transfers on a digital platform or application which originate from a bank account belonging to an individual to another individual
Transactions E-Levy will NOT cover
The Finance Ministry has also highlighted some scenarios where the E-Levy will not apply. They are:
- Cumulative transfers of GHC100 per day made by the same person
- Transfers between accounts owned by the same person
- Transfers for the payment of taxes, fees and charges on the Ghana.gov platform
- Electronic clearing of cheques
- Specified merchant payments (that is, payments to commercial establishments registered with the GRA for income tax and VAT purposes)
- Transfers between principal, master agent and agent’s accounts