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Ride-hailing drivers threaten threaten nationwide strike over Vehicle Income Tax

By primenewsghana
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The Ghana Online Drivers Union (GODU) is threatening a nationwide strike if stakeholders do not address their concerns on the introduction of the Vehicle Income Tax(VIT) for ride-hailing drivers.

They have urged stakeholders to engage the association’s leadership before introducing the VIT for ride-hailing drivers.

This follows an announcement by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) that ride-hailing vehicle owners will start paying the new tax effective January 1, 2024.

In an official statement, GODU strongly urges the GRA to reconsider the implementation of the VIT and enter into discussions with the union to address their concerns. They emphasize the importance of a collaborative approach to develop a fair and sustainable tax system for the ride-hailing sector.

However, in the event of an unresponsive stance from the GRA, GODU warns of potential consequences. They are prepared to initiate a nationwide strike, leading to the cessation of ride-hailing services across the country. As an alternative, they might consider implementing an operational cost and logical charge, potentially passing the additional tax burden onto passengers.