Andre Mustapha Nii Okai Inusah, the president of the Bloggers Association of Ghana, has revealed that discussions have taken place between the organization and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) on the latter’s plans to introduce taxes on the income that is earned by the former.
Mustapha said that the GRA’s announcement to tax bloggers shouldn’t cause fear when addressing a group of bloggers at the airport, which was monitored by 1Family Radio.
It was announced a few weeks ago by the GRA that it intended to begin taxiing bloggers, influencers, and MCs.
Mustapha asserts that the blogger organization and others working in the digital media space generally are not opposed to taxation.
“We know our taxes are a major source of revenue for the government. Taxes help to advance development and grow the economy,’’ he said.
“However, people always rise against taxes because they don’t see the development that they deserve or expect. The government should not only be interested in taxing us, but rather should look at how it can help grow those who ply the blogging profession,’’ he added.
Mustapha also requested assistance from the government in getting their money back from Surfline, which had seized certain members’ money and refused to give it back.