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RE: I Will Abolish Luxury Car Tax On Commercial Vehicle . . . - Abronye Replies Mahama   
 
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20-Apr-2019  
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I am beginning to have the conviction that, either Former President John Dramani Mahama has no respect for Ghanaians and drivers or he has deliberately decided to adopt a political strategy of falsehood, propaganda and distorted facts.

It is undoubtable that, the NDC and their Flagbearer Mr. TIO (The Incompetent One) are good at opposition party politics since they are well groomed and masters of the game when it comes to deceptive politics and deceiving electorate.

Yesterday Mr. Mahama Speaking to executives and drivers of the Neoplan station local GPRTU in Accra as part of his nationwide, to tell Ghanaians he wants to come back to further milk the nation and to feed his friends and family, Mr. Mahama said that, the new tax is itself not generating that much revenue and wondered why government would not scrap it he announced he will abolish the luxury vehicles tax introduced by government to tax vehicles with bigger engine capacities.
He added that, the tax affects all vehicles including commercial vehicles, farm tractors, pick up vehicles among others and has caused alot of problems, difficulties and hardship on drivers.

This assertion by John Mahama is completely false. A man of his caliber should desist from such lies because he has every opportunity to cross check his facts before airing same. But if he decides to resort to lies and falsehood, some of us are also ready to face him squarely.

It is important to know that, per the legislative instrument (Luxury Vehicle Levy Act, 2018, Act 989) which is regulating this tax, the following categories of vehicles are strictly exempted from the levy:
a) tractors;
b) ambulances;
c) commercial vehicles that have the capacity to transport more than ten persons;
d) commercial vehicles for the transport of goods;
e) other exemptions as may be prescribed by the Minister responsible for Finance.

Attached to this piece is the notice issued by the Ministry Of Finance which initiated the policy / levy.
From the letter / notice attached, it is clear that, the vehicles John Mahama said are obliged to pay the tax are all exempted and excluded from the levy.
It is important to note that, the attached notice is incorporated into the luxury Vehicles Levy
2018 (Act 989)

Now, it is clear that John Mahama lied.
I will like to urge John Mahama to stop lying because he is gradually damaging his 1% reputation left.

As former president who is still been paid with the sweat and hustle of the taxpayer, we are expecting him to live up to standards and expectations and not to resort to lies, propaganda and cheap politics.

Finally, below is a list of taxes which which was imposed by the NDC government but same has been abolished and some reviewed by the listening current government of President Nana Addo.

– 5 percent VAT/NHIL on Real Estate sales
– Excise duty on petroleum
– Special petroleum tax rate from 17.5 percent to 15 percent
– Duty on the importation of spare parts
– Levies imposed on kayayei by local authorities
– Taxation, the gains from realisation of securities listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange or publicly held securities approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
– 1 percent Special Import Levy
– 17.5 percent VAT/NHIL on financial services
– 17.5 percent VAT/NHIL on selected imported medicines, that are not produced locally
– Initiate steps to remove import duties on raw materials and machinery for production within the context of the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) Protocol
– 17.5 percent VAT/NHIL on domestic airline tickets

So John Mahama is aware that, taxes are a burden on Ghanaians and he deliberately  implemented all these nuisance taxes? This shows why Mahama is Ghana's best hypocrite.

John Mahama should sit down, drink and come again.

Thank You.

See the document attached.

Thank You.
 
 
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