Finance Act 2021 Series 18: The Minister of Finance now has the responsibility to regulate Stamp Duty & Electronic Money Transfer Levy

The Finance Act 2021 has now bestowed on the Minister of Finance, the power and responsibility to make regulations (subject to the approval of the National Assembly) for imposition, administration, collection and remittance of Electronic Money Transfer Levy (EMTL) including regulations relating to the auditing, accounting, allocation and distribution of arrears of the relevant stamp duties and Electronic Money Transfer Levies  collected between 2015 and 2019 fiscal years.

The Minister is to perform this responsibility not later than 30th January 2022

Effective from 2020 fiscal year, EMTL collections are to be distributed within 30 days following the month of collection.

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