GRA Defends Decision To Tax Bloggers, Influencers, MCs, Others

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has justified its decision to tax the earnings of bloggers,  brand influencers, MCs, and others.

The administration’s recent move to levy taxes on content creators has stirred up viral concerns and become a topical issue.

In an interview with Citi News which came across, the Officer-in-charge of the Domestic Tax Revenue Division of the GRA, Edward Gyambra, clarified that they were only widening the tax net without creating any new imposition.

“We are expanding the tax net, and it doesn’t mean we are introducing a new tax. If you are generating income from any business, that income is taxable and so if you sit behind your computer and create content and generate income from that, we will tax that income,” he said.

He reiterated that the decision is meant for all individuals, operating digitally or otherwise, to contribute their quota to the nation.

“Some people doing business online is something that is on the blog globally and if you remember last year, we also launched our e-commerce taxation and as part of getting online people to pay taxes all these players will be brought to book to ensure that they also pay their bit of taxes to the country,” he added.

Source Agyei Kwarteng Mensah

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