What is the Meaning of E-Levy?
E-Levy is an acronym for Electronic Transaction Levy a tax applied on transactions made on electronic or digital platforms such as Mobile Money (MoMo) and Bank Transfer.
When is E-Levy Starting in Ghana?
The E-Levy is starting in May 2022. The Controller and Accountant General Department (CAGD) and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has indicated at the beginning of May all system will be set.
About E-Levy (Ghana)
The Electronic Transaction Levy commonly known as E-Levy Bill was passed after deliberations at the Consideration Stage was concluded by a Majority-sided House of parliament on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
The e levy provides a means for all Ghanaians to help support their country and grow this economy as compliant citizens giving to Caesar what belongs to Caesar.
The significance of the e levy in Ghana means that the finances of our country are not rudderless. It means there is deliberateness, care, compassion, and forbearing. It means there is accountability. It means the economy is being managed well. This is a true story.
The Bill, which was considered under a certificate of urgency, proposed a reduced rate of 1.5% from the initial 1.75% charges.
Delivering the 2022 State of the Nation Address (SONA22) in Parliament, President Akufo-Addo has expressed delight at Parliament’s approval of the Electronic Transactions levy (e-levy). President Akufo-Addo is expected to assent to the Bill for it to become law.
E-Levy Transactions Will Not Cover
The following transaction will not cover any charges on e-levy
Cumulative transfers of GH¢100 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 portal.
Electronic clearing of cheques.
Specified merchant payments (i.e. payments to commercial establishments registered with GRA for Income Tax and VAT purposes).
Transfers between principal, master-agent, and agent’s accounts.
E-Levy Transactions Will Cover
The following transaction will be charged by e-levy
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 originate from a bank account belonging to an individual to another individual.
E-Levy Chart and Charges on Mobile Money (MoMo) in Ghana
The MOMO Tax in Ghana is now a 1.5 % (percent) charge on all electronic transactions (E levy).
Here is the list of e levy charges/taxes on mobile money (MoMo) transactions in Ghana.
MoMo Value Telco Charges (0.75%) E-Levy Charges (1.5 %) Total Charges
GHȻ 100 GHp 0.75p GHȻ 0.00 GHp 0.75
GHȻ 150 GHȻ 1.125 GHȻ 2.25 GHȻ 3.38
GHȻ 300 GHȻ 2.25 GHȻ 4.50 GHȻ 6.75
GHȻ 500 GHȻ 3.75 GHȻ 7.50 GHȻ 11.25
GHȻ 1000 GHȻ 7.50 GHȻ 15.00 GHȻ 22.50
GH 2000 GHȻ 15.00 GHȻ 30.00 GHȻ 45.50
GHȻ 5000 GHȻ 37.00 GHȻ 75.00 GHȻ 112.50
The Telcos have agreed to reduce charges from 1% to 0.75%
The E-Levy Charges have been reduced from 1.75% to 1.5%
There are no e levy charges for the first GH¢ 100 per day