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 AJIBM  Vol.6 No.1 , January 2016
Measuring the Effects of Corporate Tax on Corporate Income: The Role of Corporate Income Tax Incentives at Regimanuel Gray (Ghana) Ltd.
Abstract: Three problems were identified in this study. The first aspect of the problem is that Ghana’s housing market is not affordable for many lower-income Ghanaians, in contravention of the Government of Ghana’s goal of creating a more affordable housing market. The second aspect of the problem is that it is not known whether the Government of Ghana’s corporate income tax incentive for low-cost housing developers has been successful in raising income for developers. The third aspect of the problem is that Regimanuel Gray (Ghana) Ltd. does not yet have a sound empirical basis on which to weigh low-cost versus non-low-cost housing projects in its portfolio. The objective of the study was to determine whether tax incentives at Regimanuel Gray (Ghana) Ltd. were positively associated with company income. It was found that there was a) a statistically significant (p < 0.01) difference between mean income associated with low-income housing (M = $12,567,370, SD = 1,324,085) and mean income associated with non-low-income housing (M = $139,639,000, SD = 6,095,264) and b) a statistically significant (p < 0.01) difference between mean ROI associated with low-income housing (M = 1.415, SD = 0.1721062) and mean ROI associated with non-low-income housing (M = 15.948, SD = 1.226073). The contribution of the study was thus to discover that it is economically inefficient for Regimanuel Gray to engage in low-cost housing projects under the current tax break scheme. The main recommendations emerging this analysis are that a) Regimanuel Gray ought to dedicate more of its productive resources to non-low-cost housing and b) Regimanuel Gray ought to press the government harder for more tax incentives to build low-cost housing.
Cite this paper: Dzreke, S. and Franklin Dzreke, M. (2016) Measuring the Effects of Corporate Tax on Corporate Income: The Role of Corporate Income Tax Incentives at Regimanuel Gray (Ghana) Ltd.. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 6, 1-23. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2016.61001.
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