I shipped items worth $10,000 to my cousin in Ghana and duty was also $10,000; It makes no sense — Michael Blankson blasts GRA

General News I shipped items worth 10,000 to my cousin in Ghana and duty was also 10,000; It makes no sense — Michael Blankson blasts GRA
DEC 8, 2022 LISTEN

Ghanaian-American comedian Michael Blankson has taken a swipe at the Ghana Revenue Authority over high taxes.

According to him, high taxation in a country where several people cannot find meaningful jobs does not make sense.

The global comedian claims he shipped goods worth a hundred thousand dollars ($10,000) to a relative in Ghana who needed to run a store.

According to Mr. Blankson, the tax paid on the goods at the harbour was the same as the amount of goods imported.

He registered his disgust via a tweet, which was sighted by Modernghana News on Wednesday, December 7.

“I have cousins in Ghana with no jobs and no income. Because the country lacked jobs, they wanted to open a store if I could help.

“I purchased about $10k of items and when it arrived thru DHL, customs said they will need to pay $10k to retrieve them. IT MAKES NO SENSE Ghana Revenue Authority,” his post reads.

He stressed that people who are planning to import goods to Ghana have to cough up same amount used to purchase the goods as tax to the GRA.

“If you are planning on shipping anything to Ghana, be prepared to pay a duty fee as high as the thing you shipped and if you don’t pick them up in a timely fashion they will auction your belongings. Why @GhanaRevenue?” he lamented.

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