President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that most lawyers in the country have not been paying their taxes.
Describing the practice as unfortunate, he said records of lawyers in paying taxes have been historically poor.
President Akufo-Addo made these remarks in his speech at the opening ceremony of this year’s Annual General Conference of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Regional under the theme; “Ensuring an increase in revenue mobilisation through taxation for the purposes of accelerated national development: The role of the lawyer.”
“It is the most unpleasant fact that members of the professions in our country have not been known to set a good example when it comes to paying taxes. They appear to think that being members of the learned professions put them above complying with everyday civic duties like paying taxes. It is embarrassing that lawyers are often at the top of the list of those who flout our tax laws.”
He therefore charged the Ghana Bar Association “to get members of the bar to pay their taxes.”
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