Rent income is one which accrues to someone as a result of the letting or leasing a property to another person. The tax paid on rent income is referred to as Rent Tax. Rent tax must be paid within 30 days the rent income is received.
WHO PAYS RENT TAX?
- Anybody who receives income from letting or leasing a property.
- An agent who qualifies to withhold tax.
RATE OF TAX
There are two rates for rent tax;
- 8% for residential premises
- 15% for non-residential premises
Payment of the rent tax can be made at the nearest Domestic Tax Revenue Division Office. You may also contact any of our offices for further clarification on the tax.
Failure to pay your tax on rent income by the due date, will attract an interest of 125% of the statutory rate compounded monthly. Remember to make available copies of all receipts of payment of rent tax for inspection by officers of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)