Ningo-Prampram MP, Sam Nartey George has raised concerns over government’s decision to begin the implementation of the Electronic Transaction levy (e-levy) effective, May 1, 2022.
One of his major concerns is that, if the e-levy law is implemented as it is now, payment of tithes and other religious obligations will be affected by the levy.
“An issue that has not been clarified is the tithe and offertories and the Zakat in the mosque. We know that we can now pay these online. Now, the exemptions that have been given has not been given to churches,” in spite of the suggestion that churches should go and register as merchants.
“A Merchant SIM must be held by a tax compliant person. Now the law says that tithes, offertories and Zakat are tax exempt. So how does a church hold a Merchant SIM and pay taxes for tithes, offertories and Zakat which are tithe exempt?” he quizzed.