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Ghana VAT e-cash register

  • Oct 26, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Ghana VAT e-cash register

Ghana has introduced mandatory ‘Fiscal Electronic Devices’ (FED) for the recording of secure VAT transactions.  These are similar to e-cash registers, which live report to tax authorities cash payments in the retail, restaurant and other services sectors.  The aim is to reduce the incidence of VAT avoidance by non or partial recording of cash payments.

The Ghanaian FED will be obligatory for cash payments by VAT registered businesses.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.