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Replacing TIN with Ghana card number won’t automatically increase revenues – Analyst


A duty expert, Francis Timore Boi says the substitution of the Tax Identification Number (TIN) with the Ghana Card number for charge distinguishing proof purposes by the Ghana Revenue Authority won't really bring about the outstanding development in the country's homegrown revenues.According to him, all the more should be done to guarantee that the individuals who are recognized as new citizens really pay their taxes.The government declared a supplanting of the TIN with the Ghana card number as a feature of endeavors to distinguish and rope in more qualified citizens, particularly those in the casual area and empower associations to handily impart significant information to the Ghana Revenue Authority.


This cycle began on April 1, 2021 and is required to see the country's homegrown incomes increment.


Be that as it may, as indicated by Timore Boi, an expansion in charge incomes will rely upon how the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) successfully exploit the turn of events.


"We need to advise ourselves that the way that somebody has a public card doesn't mean naturally the individual will start to stroll to the GRA office and say they need to cover their assessment. The initial phase in the income improve is to have the option to distinguish every one of the qualified citizens," he said.


He added that the GRA should start to carefully implement is laws that endorse people who don't pay their expenses to guarantee that a lot more individuals settle their assessments.


"We as of now have a framework set up with punishment which endeavors to endorse individuals who neglect to enlist for charges however for reasons unknown, we have been applying it to just organizations yet for people we have dismissed it for an extremely lengthy timespan. The design is to rope in a ton of casual individuals, thus we trust that this will actually want to bring a many individuals into the expense net," he said.


In the mean time, the Ghana Revenue Authority says enlistment authorities of the National Identification Authority (NIA) are presently positioned at 14 GRA workplaces the nation over to enroll people who don't have a Ghana card.


They incorporate the Registrar General's Department at Accra, Taxpayer Service Center at Adabraka – Accra, Taxpayer Service Center at Asokwa in Kumasi, Taxpayer Service Center at Wa and Taxpayer Service Center at Cape Coast.


In an articulation, they said enlistment authorities of the NIA will anyway in the end be positioned at 63 other GRA areas to serve all citizens.


The assertion additionally said there will be a change period from April first, 2021 to December 31st, 2021 where both the TIN and Ghana Card PIN might be utilized all the while as the interesting number for charge ID purposes.


After this period, it is normal that all current TINs will be supplanted with the Ghana Card PIN.


An online entrance has additionally been made on the GRA site for existing citizens who have enlisted and have been given with the Ghana card to interface their Ghana card PIN to their TIN.


Any citizen with a Ghana card is required to introduce it at any GRA office to be enlisted as a citizen.

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