Global Payroll Outsourcing Leader Issues a Tax Alert for Ghana

Ghana amends personal income tax rates.

The Parliament of Ghana has passed the Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2018, Act 973 and it came into force on August 1, 2018.

The Act added sixth income tax bracket of 35% for individual taxable income above GHS120,000 per annum. The amended individual income tax rates are the following:

Annual Income (in GHS) 
FromToTax Rate
13,1320%
3,1333,9725%
3,9735,17210%
5,17338,89217.5%
38,892120,00025%
120,000+35%

The flat income tax rate for non-resident individuals has also been increased from 20% to 25%. Non-resident individuals who earn income from Ghana will therefore pay income tax at the rate of 25% on their gross taxable income.

Please contact your Mercans’ services delivery team for any additional information regarding the implications of the above changes or visit https://www.mercans.com/ for additional information.

About Mercans:

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If you are tired of dealing with the payroll industry dinosaurs and their outdated and inflexible technology, or with aggregators who simply pass on your data to their subcontractors and divert your calls to an off-shore call center and never seem to have the local knowledge, Mercans is your ideal partner.

Mercans accepts your payroll data, configures calculation rules and generates reports based on your needs and requirements. You will never again have to go through lengthy implementation processes only to find out that you need to change your own side to cope with the limitations of the payroll provider. Our software platform has preconfigured API integration capability with all the major global HRMS platforms, including SuccessFactors, Workday, Oracle HCM, MS Dynamics, and so on.

Our in-country payroll and PEO specialists support you locally when and where you need them. We provide you with practical guidance regarding payroll compliance issues as well as immigration and HR. Never again will you be left hanging, waiting for an answer from a call center. We take care of your business when and where you need it.

Our single contract and software platform approach guarantees that you have the full overview of all of your local payrolls and related costs. You can view and analyze the payroll data in real time and without building expensive reports or data interfaces.

All of Mercans’ systems and processes are GDPR compliant and ISO 9001, 20000 and 27001 certified.

Mercans is also a member of Global Payroll Association https://globalpayrollassociation.com/ and Global Payroll Management Institute https://www.gpminstitute.com/.