Any transfer to or from a mobile money account or from a bank account of a person will be subject to the Levy. These include:
Mobile money transfers done between wallets on the same electronic money issuer– For example sending money from your MTN Momo wallet to another person’s MTN Momo wallet.
Transfers from a wallet on one electronic money issuer to a recipient on another electronic money issuer – For example sending money from your Vodafone Cash wallet to another person’s AirtelTigo wallet.
Transfers from bank accounts to mobile money wallets: For example, Kofi transfers money from his CBG bank account to Ama’s G-Money wallet.
Transfers from mobile money wallets to bank accounts: For example, Esi transfers money from her Zeepay wallet to Yayra’s bank account.
Bank transfers on an instant pay digital platform or application which originates from a bank account belonging to an individual: For example, Kwame transferring money from his ADB app to Akua’s National Investment Bank account.
Transfers that do not fall under the E-Levy
The following transfers are excluded from the Levy:
Cumulative transfer of GHS 100 per day made by the same person using mobile money:Everyone will be able to send up to GHS100 a day without paying the Levy.
Transfer between accounts owned by the same person: If you are sending money to your own account, you will not be charged the E-Levy provided your bank or mobile money accounts are linked with your Ghana Card.For example, a transfer from Naa’s AirtelTigo wallet to her MTN wallet or from her Fidelity bank account to her Prudential bank account or from her CalBank savings account to her current or investment account will not attract the Levy because Naa has linked all accounts with her Ghana Card.
Transfers for the payment of taxes, fees, and charges: Any payment of taxes, fees or charges made using the Ghana.gov platform or other designated Government of Ghana payment systems will not attract the Levy.
Electronic Clearing of Cheques: Clearing of cheques by banks and Specialised Deposit-taking Institutions such as savings and loans companies, etc. will not attract the Levy.
Specified Merchant Payments: Transfers made through a payment service (mobile money, bank application, FinTech, etc.) to a commercial establishment which is registered with the Ghana Revenue Authority for the purposes of Income Tax or Value Added Tax are excluded.
Transfers between principal, agent, and master-agent accounts: To avoid charging the Levy multiple times, transfers among principal, agent, and master-agent are excluded from the Levy.
Electronic Transfer – a transaction carried out electronically on the initiative of an originator through an institution or platform to make available an amount of money to a beneficiary
Electronic Money Issuer – a payment service provider who issues electronic money
Merchant – a commercial establishment which has been registered with the Ghana Revenue Authority for Income Tax or Value Added Tax purposes
Specified merchant payments – payments made to merchants through a payment service to a person registered with the Ghana Revenue Authority for the purposes of Income Tax or Value Added Tax
For more information on the E-Levy, contact the GRA on: