The data released in the last hour shows that the government has raked in less than seven per cent of its e-levy target.
The e-levy was initially expected to rake in ¢6.9 billion by the end of 2022 of which it was revised significantly to ¢4.5 billion.
According to JoyNews’ Data Analyst, Isaac Kofi Agyei, information from the Ministry’s provisional data span in the first and second quarters of 2022 reported that it has collected ¢92.7 million.
Comparing the amount raised (¢93.7 million) to the initial target (6.9 billion) indicate that a percentage of 6.4 per cent has been raked.
However, making a comparison with the revised target (¢4.5 billion) shows that “it is just 6.2 percent of what government says it has collected so far.”
Also, breaking the data down further to a month-on-month basis, the month of May was targeted to rake in an amount of ¢487.4 million.
Information provided shows that “so far, only ¢39.4 million has been collected which is just 8.08 per cent of the targeted amount.”
“And for June, ¢417.8 million and so far we have raked in ¢54.3 million and this is just 12.99 per cent.”