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Enforce ban on pornography to stop users from watching - Expert

A sin tax is an excise tax specifically levied on certain goods deemed harmful to society, for example alcohol, etc.

He has asked the government to ban it totally rather than introduce a sin tax to reduce its consumption.

His comments comes at the back of report that government wants to introduce a sin tax on some products.

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Sin tax

A sin tax is an excise tax specifically levied on certain goods deemed harmful to society, for example alcohol, tobacco, candies, drugs, soft drinks, fast foods, coffee, sugar, gambling and pornography.

These types of taxes are levied by governments to discourage individuals from partaking in such activities without making the use of the products illegal. These taxes also provide a source of government revenue.

Tax expert explains

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Abdallah Ali Nakyea speaking on the development said pornography should be banned totally.

In an interview on Accra-based Class FM, he said "When it comes to the issue of pornography, I think there should be a total ban because that is what is in our laws over the years that you cannot even bring it in and is in the Customs Act, and so is it an issue of finding a short cut of not trying to enforce or monitor an existing law or policy? That is my worry in other areas."

"Why should there be a sin tax on pornography rather than an outright ban and enforcing and ensuring that it does not happen. Unless we have come to accept it as the order of the day, unless that is the rational, very soon we may be allowing all sort of things and rather using taxes to deal with it."

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