The President of GUTA, Joseph Obeng, in an interview with Bohyeba Afriyie on Plan B FM’s Ebanoosen stated that the standard rate scheme is not uniform, but discriminatory.
He explained, “policymakers should understand that taxes should not be in a manner that poses difficulty for the operators, thereby destroy their businesses. It should rather be simplified to make compliance easier and/or raise compliance level higher.”
He, added that the members of GUTA will not migrate to the Standard rate scheme.
The Associations, however, want a flat rate scheme for all traders to operate, or a uniform Standard rate that ensures fairness and equity or be made optional for traders to choose any of the two that may be more convenient for their operation.