Ghana extends tax waiver for health workers

Address by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at  the May Day Celebration, On Friday, May 1, 2020. - SIGA : State Interests  and Governance Authority

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the incentive package for health workers for three more months as they continue to lead the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

This means all health workers in the country will continue to enjoy income-tax-free salaries for the months of July, August and September.

Additionally, frontline health workers will also continue to receive 50 percent of their basic salary as allowances for the same period.

The President announced these during his 13th national address on Sunday, June 28, 2020, where he gave an update on Ghana’s response measures against the continuous rise in the number of COVID-19 infections in the country.

“I am happy to announce that I have decided to extend the incentive package for health workers by another three months. This means that all health workers will pay no income taxes for the next three months, i.e. July, August and September. Again, all frontline health workers, as defined by the Ministry of Health, will continue to receive the additional allowance of 50% of their basic salary per month, i.e. for July, August and September.”

source: myjoyonline

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