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WTS Nobisfields

Ghana introduces Electronic VAT system, Up-front VAT payment and Taxation of E-Commerce

The Value Added Tax Act, 2013 has been amended by the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act which came into force on 12 September 2022. The purpose of this amendment is to compel taxpayers who qualify to register for value-added tax (VAT) to register on time. The main policy ra..

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Ghana: Amendment to the Petroleum Local Content Regulations

On 17 February 2022, the Petroleum (Local Content and Local Participation) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 (LI 2435) (the Amendment Regulations) was passed to mark the first amendment to Ghana’s famed Petroleum (Local Content and Local Participation) Regulations, 2013..

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N. Dowuona & Company

NCA Announces Punitive Measures for Unregistered SIM Cards

As the Government of Ghana intensifies its drives to issue the national identity card – also known as the Ghana Card – to all citizens and residents and to re-register all SIM cards using the Ghana Card, the National Communications Authority (“NCA”) recently issued ..

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ENSafrica

The ‘double jeopardy’ of illegal and fraudulent gold transactions in Ghana

About 10 years ago, a potential client from abroad requested legal assistance in a gold transaction with local traders in Ghana. From the story the potential client told and the fake-looking documents they had received from the local traders, it was obvious that we had be..

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N. Dowuona & Company

The Impact of COP26 on Ghana's Energy Industry

The most immediate impact of Ghana’s COP26 commitments may be felt in the energy industry. Meeting Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of reducing gas emissions by at least 15% by 2030 would require a greater shift to renewable energy sources, which may ..

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N. Dowuona & Company

Ghana Securities Industry Draft Guidelines (Crowdfunding), 2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Ghana (“SEC”) in April 2022 released the Draft Ghana Securities Industry (Crowdfunding) Guidelines (“Draft Guidelines”). These Draft Guidelines were published by the SEC pursuant to the Securities Industry Act, 2016 (Act 929) and ..

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N. Dowuona & Company

"Safer food, better health" - Does Ghana need more laws?

Did you know there are over 200 mild to deadly foodborne diseases that affect 1 in 10 people worldwide each year? Here in Ghana, we’re proud ‘foodies’: our food is central to our culture and identity. Yet, even our most nutritious meals are vulnerable – prone to mis..

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WTS Nobisfields

Ghana Introduces the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy)

The Electronic Transfer Levy Act, 2022, has been enacted into law by the Parliament of Ghana
in its capacity as the country’s law makers. The purpose of this law is to re..

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B&P Associates

Will The Anchor Hold? – Electronic Transfer Levy And Its Effect On The Fintech Space

The financial services industry, like many spheres of life, has evolved as a result of the massive influence of globalization. With technology advancing at galloping speed, the banking sector has managed ..

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