Nana Kwame Bediako, better known as Cheddar, has finally come out to respond to wild spread stories suggesting that he has defaulted in some tax payments.
Earlier in the day, the reports alleged that an estimated total of taxes evaded by Cheddar has surpassed GHC7 million.
According to reports from both the Ghanaian Times newspaper and Asaase Radio, the GRA documents reveal a troubling pattern of non-compliance with tax regulations.
Between 2013 and 2016, Cheddar incurred penalties of GHC15,222, GHC14,492, GHC13,760, and GHC6,526 for neglecting to file personal income tax returns. While he seemingly complied for the tax years 2018, 2019, and 2020, the disconcerting trend resurfaced in 2021 and 2022.
The leaked documents highlight staggering amounts of tax evasion, totaling GHC2,088,228 for 2021 and GHC5,096,536 for 2022.
Well, in his response in a self-recorded video, Cheddar stated categorically that he feels some people in government are trying so hard to disgrace him, however, it won’t stand the test of time because he can never be disgraced.
The real estate mogul added that in his 22 years of working in Ghana as businessman, he has always done his best to pay his taxes diligently which is why he finds these report strange.
Cheddar emphasized that if the GRA believe that there is an issue with his tax payments, they should invite him over and he will gladly honour that invitation.
Even though he used major parts of the video to react to the claims that he has evaded the payment of taxes, Nana Kwame Bediako also charged the government to be accountable for the taxes that Ghanaians pay and use them for the things they are supposed to use them for.
Watch the video below: