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Ghana: Update on extension of tax return filing deadlines (COVID-19)

Ghana: Extension of tax return filing deadlines

Legislation to implement provisions previously announced by the Minister of Finance includes tax relief measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Some of the relief proposals either required that they be enacted into law or needed the written directive from the Commissioner-General before becoming effective and binding on both the revenue authority and taxpayers.

Under the prior release, the date for filing of self-assessment tax returns for companies having a 31 December year-end was extended from 31 March to 30 April 2020. The due date for filing annual corporate income tax and individual income tax returns has been extended from four months to six months after the end of the tax period. Taxpayers who resolve their outstanding debts by 30 June 2020 will be granted relief from penalties.

Read a May 2020 report [PDF 1.67 MB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Ghana

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