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[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
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[N] Major Mahama bill passed


[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
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[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
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[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
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[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
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[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again


[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  


[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
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[ 2017-11-07 ]

2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has stated that
the 2018 budget which will be presented in
parliament later this month will use innovative
ways to improve domestic revenue collection for
economic development.

This follows calls from the Institute of Fiscal
Studies, urging government to use the 2018 budget
to improve tax collection by broadening the tax

Speaking at the 38th Annual Technical Conference
in Accra, Ken Ofori-Atta stated that it is
important to improve tax collection since Ghana’s
tax to GDP ratio is below what is required for
economic development.

He hinted that improving domestic revenue is one
of the critical areas that the budget will

“We are in the middle of our tax budget season and
the budget will be read on November 15th and the
challenges are obvious to us in terms of where we
are as a nation,” he observed.

“Currently tax to GDP is about 16 percent which is
much lower in terms of where we are as a nation
which is much lower than it should be since we
should be looking at about 22 to 25 percent and
that possess a challenge,” he said.

Giving some figures, Mr. Ofori-Atta pointed out
that the tax compliance among the informal sector
is too low despite the economic activities
generated in that sector.

This, he said has put the tax burden on a few
workers in the formal sector, affecting
government’s revenue projections.

“We have a situation where about 4 million people
in the formal sector and about 1.1 million are
paying taxes of about 3.5 billion”.

GRA targets 40bn domestic revenue

Meanwhile, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has
hinted that it may target over 40 billion cedis
revenue generation in the 2018 budget to boost
government revenue base.

The Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue
Authority (GRA), Emmanuel Kofi Nti stated that the
authority intends to improve its operations to
meet the target.

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