The Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Marko Okraku Mantey has recommended that government tax online streaming platforms for revenues.
According to him, government will be able to generate some extra revenue if it taxes online platforms like YouTube, iTunes, and others.
He said accumulating funds from these platforms may help contribute to the development of the country.
“People are selling on YouTube, iTunes, Bolt Foods, and Uber. People are now buying clothes online, are they paying anything to the government? No. After the momo, I think we need to go heavily online and then cyber to see what we can get from there,” he said in an interview on GTV.
He said the initiative will widen the tax net to include other businesses.
“The small business enterprise comes up in few years, and they collapse because they are overloaded with some taxes.
“So, why don’t we expand the scope to help reduce corporate Ghana of taxes? We can distribute it such that you don’t overload the few who have agreed to pay for it,” he indicated.