Ghana music rights organization(Ghamro) administrator; Agya Abraham has mentioned that, Ghana’s star actress, Jackie Appiah is the one who caused GRA to tax Creative Arts Members.
Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has disclosed that persons in the creative industry will be taxed based on their lifestyles. This was said on Friday November 23 at the Accra Tourism Information Center during a Tax Sensitization workshop.
In a short discussion with members of the creative arts, the administrator for the Ghana Music Rights Organization; Agya Abraham made it clear that, the way of life by celebrities on social media has caused the government to put an eye on the creative arts sector to be able to collect tax from them.
Agya Abraham used actress Jackie Appiah to sight an example and said that, the moment Jackie Appiah posed by her new Jaguar car she bought months ago, GRA sent her a letter to pay her tax since she is living a luxury lifestyle.
Speaking at the workshop, the Chief Revenue Officer of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Dominic Naab also indicated that persons in the creative industry will be taxed based on their lifestyles.
According to Mr. Naab, celebrities all over the world are taxed based on their lifestyles and the same formula will be applied here in Ghana.
“The GRA will see to it that persons in the creative arts pay their tax because they earn a lot and live expensive lifestyles” he said.
“We tax based on the expensive cars the creative people drive so the onus lies on them to explain to us that the cars or the expensive lifestyle are all sponsored by other people” he added.
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