# What is the VAT percentage in Ghana?

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The standard VAT rate is 12.5%, except for supplies of a wholesaler or retailer of goods, which are taxed at a total flat rate of 3%.

## What is the current VAT rate in Ghana 2020?

The VAT rate is 12.5%.

## How is VAT calculated in Ghana?

VAT is part of the final price a consumer will pay for the services or products. … The new VAT calculation in Ghana is 12.5 percent which is calculated on the value of the taxable supply of services and goods or the cost of import.

## What is the 5% VAT for?

VAT rates for goods and services

% of VAT What the rate applies to
Standard rate 20% Most goods and services
Reduced rate 5% Some goods and services, eg children’s car seats and home energy
Zero rate 0% Zero-rated goods and services, eg most food and children’s clothes

## What is the new VAT rate for 2021?

The Chancellor announced at Budget 2021 that the temporary reduced rate of 5% will be extended to 30 September 2021. From 1 October 2021 the reduced rate for these supplies will be replaced by the introduction of a new reduced rate of VAT of 12.5% which will remain in effect until 31 March 2022.

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## What is the new VAT rate?

General description of the measure

The government announced at Budget 2021 that the temporary reduced rate will be extended for a further six-month period at 5% until 30 September 2021. A new reduced rate of 12.5% will then be introduced which will end on 31 March 2022. The scope of the relief will remain unchanged.

## How is standard VAT calculated?

To work out a price including the standard rate of VAT (20%), multiply the price excluding VAT by 1.2. To work out a price including the reduced rate of VAT (5%), multiply the price excluding VAT by 1.05.

## What is VAT and how is it calculated?

VAT is commonly expressed as a percentage of the total cost. For example, if a product costs \$100 and there is a 15% VAT, the consumer pays \$115 to the merchant. The merchant keeps \$100 and remits \$15 to the government.

## Is VAT charged on rent in Ghana?

In addition to VAT, commercial rent and other charges are also subject to NHIL and GETFund levy at a combined rate of 5 per cent. The NHIL and GET Fund Levy are no longer deductible as input taxes. Withholding tax is also payable on commercial rent received as investment income at a rate of 15 per cent.

## What is Ghana’s tax rate?

Ghana Taxes Last Unit
Corporate Tax Rate 25.00 percent
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00 percent
Sales Tax Rate 13.50 percent

## Who pays VAT buyer or seller?

The seller, while selling a product (which is a Finished Good for him) charges VAT from the buyer at the specified rate given in the respective State VAT Act, which he pays to the respective State Government. The buyer, if he is a final consumer comsumes the good and ends up paying the amount of VAT.

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## Is the 5 VAT on everything?

To summarise: The VAT for all sales of food and drink consumed on the premises is reduced from 20% to 5% until January 12th 2021 – excluding alcoholic drinks which stay at 20% VAT. … All other sales – including cold drinks and snacks, such as confectionary – remain at 20%.

## What is the level of VAT?

The standard rate of VAT in the UK is currently 20% and this is the rate charged on most purchases. However, there are other VAT rates which you need to be aware of as a business. Reduced rate VAT is charged on sanitary products, energy saving measures and children’s car seats and is charged at 5%.

## Will VAT go up in 2021?

The new rate of VAT for the tourist and hospitality industry will be 12.5% from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. … It was due to revert to 20% from 1 April 2021. The industry will be pleased with the six-month extension of the 5% rate and the half-way house of 12.5% until we’re back to 20% as normal on 1 April 2022.

## Do you pay VAT on beer?

Alcohol duties are included in the price you pay for beer, cider or perry, wine or ‘made-wine’, and spirits. … You also pay standard rate VAT at 20% on alcohol and tobacco products.

## What are the new rules on VAT?

From 1st March 2021, VAT-registered subcontractors will no longer charge VAT on certain construction services to another VAT-registered business. Instead, the customer will ‘self-account’ for any VAT due – this is known as the Reverse Charge.

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