Ghanaian Government to impose tax on anointing oil and other merchandise sold by Churches
The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Emmanuel Kofi Nti has unveiled plans to impose tax on stickers, anointing oil and other merchandise sold by churches and pastors.
He stated that the only church revenues which will not be taxed are offering and tithes.
Emmanuel Kofi Nti told Joy news
“The man of God; is he not an individual? And is he not accountable to the state for his tax obligations? There is an opportunity for us to look at it.”
He emphasized on Bishop Daniel Obinim sticker and stated that he (Bishop Daniel) will be taxed accordingly because it is income to him.
The GRA has for months been considering a review of taxable activities by churches. President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo backs this plan for churches in the country to be taxed, grounding his position on the fact that churches have now moved into the realms of wealth creation and prosperity, rather than charity.