Public Ghana Author: Kristina Dosen
The Ghana Revenue Authority published a media release note to enable more clarity on its implementation of the E-VAT system. Notably, the rollout of the E-VAT system has been conducted using a phased approach from the start and will continue in that way. Let's delve deeper into this topic.

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In that regard, the Pilot Phase has successfully passed: A highly successful pilot has been completed with 50+ taxpayers. The test and pilot phase provided a pathway for successful and seamless E-VAT implementation, which prioritized minimal disruption to taxpayers’ back-office processes. During the Pilot Phase, VAT revenue grew by over 58% based on the GRA statistics. Electronic VAT invoicing efficiency contributed to a revenue impact of GHs 124 million, accounting for 32% of this increase.

Phase 1: The initial rollout phase which is currently ongoing, is focused on onboarding large taxpayers who account for 80% of VAT contributions. The revised timeline for Phase 1 is currently 22 April 2024 to 31 May 2024. Initial results from Phase 1 onboarding have been highly encouraging, with a 175% progress rate so far, as measured against weekly onboarding targets.

As for Phase 2, the second phase targets the onboarding of medium and small taxpayers by the end of December 2024 and is planned to be completed by the end of 2024.

Lastly, Phase 3: The final implementation phase targets the integration of all other VAT-registered taxpayers into the E-VAT system.

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