Ghana Income Tax Rates and Personal Allowances in 2021

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The Income tax rates and personal allowances in Ghana are updated annually with new tax tables published for Resident and Non-resident taxpayers. The Tax tables below include the tax rates, thresholds and allowances included in the Ghana Tax Calculator 2021.

Ghana Residents Income Tax Tables in 2021: Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
0%Income from ¢ 0.000.00to ¢ 3,828.00
5%Income from ¢ 3,828.01 to ¢ 5,028.00
10%Income from ¢ 5,028.01 to ¢ 6,468.00
17.5%Income from ¢ 6,468.01 to ¢ 42,468.00
25%Income from ¢ 42,468.01 to ¢ 240,000.00
30%Income from ¢ 240,000.01 and above
Ghana Non-Residents Income Tax Tables in 2021: Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
25%Flat rate on all taxable income

Income Tax in Ghana in 2021

Taxes, including personal income tax, expenses and limitations are reviewed by the Government in Ghana periodically and typically updated each year. Not that not all tax rates and thresholds in Ghana change annually, alterations to tax policy to support strategic economic growth in Ghana mean that the certain areas may be focused on to provide specific tax relief in Ghana or support growth in certain areas (overseas invstment in Ghana for example may mean reduced non-resident income tax rates in Ghana for a period).

When tax policy in Ghana changes, the resultant tax tables also change. Tax tables in Ghana are simply a list of the relevent tax rates, fixed amounts and / or threholds used in the computation of tax in Ghana, the Ghana tax tables also include specific notes and guidance on the validity of scenarios (for example, qualifying criterea for specific tax relief / allowances) and notes of the calculation of phaseout of specific tax elements within each taxation group (dividends and corporation tax thresholds in Ghana for example).

Ghana Tax Tables may also be referred to as Ghana Tax Slabs, Ghana personal allowances and tax thresholds or Ghana business tax rates. They all refer to the tax tables, whether in whole or as specific sections/categories of the tax tables therein. In the section, we publish all 2021 tax rates and thresholds used within the 2021 Ghana Salary Calculator. This means that if you are aware of a 2021 tax exemption or 2021 tax allowance in Ghana that you are entitled too BUT it isn't listed here, that we don't allow for it in this version of the Ghana Salary Calculator. This is simply because we updated our tax calculators based on user feedback, we tailor the Ghana Salary Calculator to suit our users needs. Our aim is to keep tax calculations in Ghana simple, we achieve this my making the Ghana tax calculators relevent to our community's needs, this includes you. So, if you would like a new 2021 tax rates, allowance or threshold adding (or perhaps updating), or if you notice an error in our 2021 tax calculations, simply contact us and we will adjust the tool.

Choose a specific income tax year to see the Ghana income tax rates and personal allowances used in the associated income tax calculator for the same tax year.