Actress Lydia Forson has reacted to Finance Minister Ken Ofori-presentation Atta’s of the 2022 Budget to Parliament on November 17, 2021.
She focused on the matter of taxes as they were imposed in the budget statement, claiming that the administration was incorrect in portraying taxation as the “greatest barrier to our development.”
“This administration consistently wants people to believe that TAXATION is the largest impediment to our progress when it isn’t!!
“That’s why these trolls usually respond to your government demands with “do you pay your tax.” “Our lack of faith in you is the issue, not the tax,” she wrote on Twitter.
A 1.75 percent levy on electronic transactions, dubbed as the “digital tax,” is one of the major new levies proposed in the 2022 budget.
The new levy will be applied to transactions such as Mobile Money, remittances, and other electronic transactions, according to Ken Ofori-Atta.
Fees and levies for government services have also been boosted by 15%.
“It is becoming evident that there exists a great opportunity to boost tax collections by bringing into the tax category, transactions that may be best defiant,” the Finance Minister said.