EXPERTS GHANA Ghana Revenue Authority to begin taxing sportsbooks and casinos in April 5 months ago Samuel Post Views: 287 The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) announced it is preparing to pilot electronic-commerce, gaming and bet taxes in April 2022. There are currently 33 sports betting companies duly registered with the Gaming Commission and 8 legal casinos in the country. As reported by Pulse, Assistant Commissioner of GRA, Dr. Martin Yamborigya, the activities of these companies, which are expected to contribute to the government’s revenue envelope, have increased over the years, and their operations need to be taxed. “It is an area that is also growing. A lot of people are moving away from the brick-and-mortar business into this online business”, – he stated, and added that the Authority is having an number of engagements with the Gaming Commission, Ghana, and operators in the gaming and betting industry to ensure that the right taxes are paid by players in the industry. GRA Commissioner-General, Rev. Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah assured the introduction of these taxes, coupled with digitization initiatives and the introduction of electronic transaction levy would complement efforts in achieving the ¢80.3 billion ($10.7 billion) revenue target for 2022. “There will be vigorous efforts to tax players in the e-commerce market. This sector has been a challenge over the years for the Authority but we have put in place measures that will enable us to make inroads into the sector this year”, he noted. Source: yogonet.com About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: gambloing company, Ghana, Ghana Revenue Authority Continue Reading Previous Bank of Uganda Commences CBDC StudyNext Regulator fights ban of betting outside Nairobi five-star hotels More Stories GHANA ONLINE Kenya and Ghana are front-lining the global mobile money market 2 days ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Ghana: Gaming Commission Must Regulate Industry 3 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA BMM South Africa gets licensed to provide compliance testing services in Tanzania 3 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS WORLD NEWS WhatsApp allows people to sneak out of group chats 3 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA GLI Africa expands service offering 3 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Poor tax policy erodes Kenya’s investor attractiveness – survey 4 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS WORLD NEWS Answers to the iGaming industry’s most pressing questions 5 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Illegal slots seized, destroyed in raids 5 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA SBWA + 2022 Summit this week in Nigeria 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA Money laundering: ECOWAS agency fingers Nigerian casinos 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Kenya launches AML probe focusing on betting operations 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Digital scams have hit Kenya’s gambling and travel industry 2 weeks ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.