Ghanaian highlife musician, Nana Tuffour has supported the decision by government to tax creative arts players.
He was however quick to add that the tax must be reasonable to encourage creative artistes to pay.
Appearing on the Away Bus Show with host, Prince Kwesi Dadzie aka Mr Handsome, the musician said, one couldn’t live a country and fail to pay his or tax.
Creative Arts people have been given two months grace period to prepare themselves towards paying their tax obligations to the state.
A statement issued and signed by the Tourism and Creative Arts Minister, Catherine Afeku said, the decision was reached after some consultations were done with the Finance Ministry and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
She said between now and the end of December, workshops would be organized to educate industry players on their tax obligations.
“In this connection, the Ministry announces for the information of all players in the creative arts sector that it has received assurances from the Ministry of Finance and the GRA to the effect that between now and end of December 2018, workshops will be organized to educate artistes on their tax obligations, generally, and why it is the civic responsibility of every Ghanaian who earns an income to pay tax,” she stated.
Commenting the decision, Nana Tuffour said the tax should be premised on what the players would generate.
‘’We have to pay tax but I believe it should be reasonable,’’ he added.