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Ghana - Other taxes and levies

Ghana - Other taxes and levies

Taxation of international executives


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Sales/VAT Tax

Are there sales and/or value-added taxes in Ghana?

The provision of goods and services in Ghana, are liable to the VAT/NHIL of 17.5%, however, there are situations where certain tax payers are waived from paying this tax.  In that situation, the tax payer who has been granted such waiver would be issued with VAT Relief Purchase Order (VPROs), which constitutes a waiver of the VAT/NHIL.

Exemption from imported Value Added Tax (VAT)/ National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL):  This tax works hand in hand with the VAT/NHIL tax on local transactions, and as mentioned earlier, an application can be made to the Government of Ghana, for a waiver from this tax.

Unemployment tax

Are there unemployment taxes in Ghana?

Not applicable.

Other taxes

Are there additional taxes in Ghana that may be relevant to the general assignee? For example, customs tax, excise tax, stamp tax, and so on.


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