“Workers who are paid GH¢365 and below as monthly salary won’t pay tax”, the GRA has stated.
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has indicated via their social media handles that Ghanaians with an income of Ghc365 or Ghc 4,380.00 as annual salary would not be taxed.
The move is a result of the amendment of the Income Tax Act, 2021 (Act 1071).
The GRA said this in a tweet.
The GRA said the Act is “to amend the Income Tax Act, 2015 (Act 896) to review the rates of income tax for individuals; to reduce the withholding tax rate for sale of unprocessed gold by small scale miners; to increase the threshold for an individual to whom the presumptive tax under the Modified Taxation Scheme applies; to extend the Covid-19 concessions granted in 2021 for further six months in 2022 and to provide for related matters.”
The tweet read
“We are happy to inform you that, with the amendment (no. 2) of the Income Tax Act, 2021 (Act 1071), any employee (worker) who receives Ghc365 and below as monthly salary or Ghc 4,380.00 as annual salary is taxed at 0%.”
Have a look at the tweet below.
We are happy to inform you that, with the amendment (no. 2) of the Income Tax Act, 2021 (Act 1071), any employee (worker) who receives Ghc365 and below as monthly salary or Ghc 4,380.00 as annual salary is taxed at 0%!!! https://t.co/D6zEQnHWIe https://t.co/a6Fkpxh9rk #TeamGhana pic.twitter.com/1ZJI5Qkjpu
— GRA (@GhanaRevenue) January 10, 2022
Meanwhile,FDA recalls large quantities of Ideal Milk, Carnation Milk after many customers complained of on social media.
The Food and Drugs Authority has recalled batches of Nestlé Ghana’s ideal milk and carnation milk from markets across the country.
This is in response to consumer complaints about the milk product’s coagulation.
Following a “complete regulatory action” and a microbiological laboratory study of product samples at the facility, the food regulatory organization said that multiple batches of the items were recalled.
Nestle has recovered a total of 57,938 cans of the items across the country as of January 9, 2022, according to the FDA.
It said results from the analysis indicated that there was no microbial contamination of samples of and therefore no food safety issue with the said coagulated milk products from Nestlé.
“The analysis also. confirmed that there was no leaching of dangerous chemicals from the inner (lacquer) lining into the milk product,”
“So far, the root cause analysis indicates that the skimmed milk powder (raw material) used to produce the milk complained of has poor heat stability. This results in the denaturing of the protein leading to the coagulation of the milk. Denatured protein however poses no health risk,”
“The FDA wishes to commend consumers for their alertness and to encourage them to continue reporting issues observed with any of its regulated products for the appropriate regulatory measures to be taken to ensure the health and safety of the public,”, the statement said.
Read the full statement below