Individual - Significant developments

Last reviewed - 09 July 2020

Changes in higher tax rate introduced for resident individuals

The marginal individual income tax rate has been reduced from 35% to 30% effective 1 January 2019 with the passage of the Income Tax (Amendment) (No.2) Act, 2018 (Act 979). Act 979 revised the extra tax band of 35% for resident individuals with chargeable incomes of 10,000 Ghana cedi (GHS) or more per month (GHS 120,000 or more per annum) to 30% for chargeable incomes of GHS 20,000 or more per month (GHS 240,000 or more per annum).