A minority seeks an injunction on the passage of E-Levy
E-Levy will be implemented on May 1
GRA will be in contempt of court if E-Levy is adopted, Ablakwa
The Chief Majority Whip of Ghana’s 8th Parliament, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, has said the opposition NDC should not worry about the fate of the cases it has presented to the Supreme Court.
According to the lawmaker, Okudzeto Ablakwa is concerned about the majority press conferences on the actions of the minority in the Supreme Court.
In a Twitter post on Saturday, April 23, 2021, he wrote, “My good friend Hon. Ablakwa, I am told, expresses deep concern over our Press Confab. on their actions at the Apex Court. You shouldn’t worry bro; we only expressed our usual caution about your often ‘rushed’ actions in court.”
“The Court will certainly do its job! he added.
The minority in Parliament is currently in court over the passage of the electronic transfer tax by Parliament.
The minority staged a walkout when the finance minister brought the e-transfer bill to parliament for approval, to show his strong stance on his disapproval of the levy.
The majority, however, went ahead to pass the levy in the presence of 136 MPs, which the minority says does not constitute a quorum.
Led by minority leader Haruna Iddrisu, the Supreme Court was seized to render the passage of the bill null and void.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo endorsed the bill.
The GRA has announced that implementation of the bill will begin on May 1.
It was after this announcement that the Minority filed another motion for an injunction on the implementation of the said bill.
Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa however said that the Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority would be in contempt of court if he proceeded with the implementation of the bill before the case was heard.
Wire transfer tax is a 1.5% tax that will be charged on wire transfers over 100.