Gov’t Declares Tax On Anointing Oil, Holy Water, Bangles, Sticker Sales


In the line with plans sketched out in the 2019 budget, the government is demonstrating commitment towards growing the tax net and right currently places of worship are not forgotten. The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Emmanuel Kofi Nti, has along these lines served a convenient notice to places of worship to prepare to make good on government expense on their deals from anointing oils and holy water as it is a type of income stream.

He said plans are in the air to begin arraigning ministers who decline to make good on regulatory obligation on deals from anointing oil, holy water and different things, for example, stickers on account of Obinim. The GRA Commissioner-General in a Joy News interview pursued by said that the main church exercises excluded from taxes are offering and tithes.

“The godly man; would he say he is not a person? What’s more, would he say he is not responsible to the state for his assessment commitments? There is an open door for us to take a look at it,” he said.

He said it cannot be true that taxing businesses owned by churches will be met with stiff resistance.


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