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Telecoms Chamber proposes 0.5% e-levy on mobile money cash out transactions

While Ghanaians are calling for electronic transfer levy (e-levy) to be completely scrapped, the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GCT), is rather proposing a reduction...

Mobile money users in Tanzania going back to cash payments to...

Tanzanians are using mobile services less often than two years ago when the government introduced new taxes on mobile money transactions.In July 2021, the...

E-Levy accrues GH₵861.47m in 11 months

The Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy) accrued GH₵861.47m in 11 months of implementation, which is just a little over half of the GHS1.46 billion it...

Mobile Money float hits GHS13.2 billion in April 2023

Actual mobile money transaction float in Ghana was GHS13.2 billion in April 2023 alone, which indicates a 37.5% increase year-on-year from GHS9.6 billion in...

Mobile money taxation could hamper financial inclusion gains in Africa

In an increasingly digital economy, accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been greater collaboration between the private sector and governments in Africa to...

Ghana, and how not to tax mobile money

In May 2022, the government in Ghana introduced a deeply unpopular tax on mobile money transactions, known as the e-levy. When it was introduced,...

E-Levy reduced to 1%, good or BAD?!

The controversial and infamous electronic transfer levy (e-levy) has been reduced from 1.5% to 1%, but it is yet to be implemented. The reduction was...

E-levy rakes in GHS328 million for government

The government has so far realised roughly GHC328.80 million from the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy), as at the end of September, the Ghana Revenue...

GRA sneaks in additional E-Levy that poses threat to financial inclusion

Techgh24 can confirm that come October 1, 2022, e-levy will be applied to all pay outs on the platforms of payment services providers (PSPs),...

Tanzania abolishes obnoxious E-LEVY after it failed, lessons for Ghana

Beginning October 1, 2022, Tanzanians will wave goodbye to transfer fees on withdrawal of cash through bank and mobile money agents and ATMs for...


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