The Minority in Parliament has filed an injunction application at the Supreme Court in Accra against the implementation of the controversial electronic transfer levy aka E-Levy.
The Minority filed the injunction application pending the determination of its substantive case currently before the apex court.
However, the apx court has set May, 4, 2022 for the hearing of the case.
The set date for the hearing will come three days after the proposed date for the implementation of the levy.
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa in a Facebook post revealed his side had filed the application.
He said the application was filed today, Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
“We have today successfully filed an application at the Supreme Court to injunct the implementation of the obnoxious E-levy pending the determination of our substantive case,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo on March, 31, 2022, assented the Electronic Transfer Levy Bill (E-Levy) Bill into law.
However, the implementation was postponed to allow for stakeholder engagement.
Parliament approved the bill last after the Minority had walked out of Parliament as part of their protest against the bill.
The bill initially imposed a 1.75 per cent tax on all electronic transactions and money transfers, but the rate was reduced to 1.5 per cent before its passage.