Two men said to be in their 30’s have run into trouble with the law over the alleged importation of weapons from Turkey, intercepted at the terminal three of the Tema Port. Their names have been given as Eric Nana Amissah and Abdulai Alhassan Asmin and the pair are being held by the security agencies to assist investigations.
The Vice President, Dr. Muhamadu Bawumia has called for graduates to start their own businesses rather than depending on government to create jobs for them. This has been met with several reactions from graduates within the country with most reactions being on the negative side. Some graduates have suggested that the taxes on growing businesses cripple them, the Ghana Revenue Authority has been wild on the mobilization of taxes, it can be recalled that the Ghana Revenue Authority was only able to mobilize Ghc39 Billion out of their estimated 57 Billion Cedis, this means they have shortfall of Ghc18 Billion and are expected to raise the amount to meet the projected figure before 1st January 2022.
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has asserted that tax revenue will be increased to instill diversity in the low tax revenue trend. The Board Chairman for Ghana Revenue Authority, Dr. Anthony Oteng-Gyasi explained that the state is known for performing poorly with tax revenue, “but this time, we believe to increase revenue”.
The issue of salaries given to government officials and public sector workers has been debated on by Ghanaians for some time on social media platforms and on the streets. Many argue that the salaries given to government officials is incomparable to salaries given to public sector workers and as such something should be done about it.
If you will recall, the New Patriotic Party introduced a flagship program called Nation Builders Corps (NABCO). Some unemployed graduate youths in Ghana were to be migrated into permanent jobs after getting 3 years of work experience. Three years down the line, the scheme is ending this October nobody knows the next plan.
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is showing strong performance, collecting a total of Ghs39.9 billion in a space of nine months – January to September, this year. The figure represents 70 percent of the revenue collection target for year 2021. The Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) is making a forecast that, the GRA would hit the collection target of Ghs57 billion and this should be refreshing news to the managers of the country’s economy.
The Ghana Revenue Authority has released a statement alerting persons who engage in betting to be taxed as per the laws of the country. According to them, persons who patronise the services of gaming and betting operations will be taxed and this is a VAT which must be accounted for.
The Ghana Revenue Authority has Proposed a Border Post Site to be Constructed in Tumu, the Sissala East Municipal Capital Of Upper West Region but has since not seen a major development after a publication on daily graphic in 2017. The Border town road network that could rake in over Ghc1 Million every quarter of the Year has been left unattended to, a single room has however been constructed for temporal use but the proposed site has not seen any major developments per reports gathered by Mr. Balu Mohammed, reporter for Tumu Based Radford FM at the Site he visited.
The Ghana Union of Trader's Association, GUTA has sent a strong message to Ghana Revenue Authority and the government they are not in agreement with the directive by the Ghana Revenue Authority to remove the 50% benchmark value the government put in place for all business men and women who imported goods into the country.
The current government of Nana Addo, has borrowed i the last almost five (5) years, more than thrice (3), what the entire governments of Kwame Nkrumah to John Mahama, ever borrowed. With the need for all these borrowing, been the need to raise monies for development, taxes play pivotal roles in ensuring that, social amenities for instance, are provided in various communities.
The National Identification Authority (NIA) will suspend registration on Monday, October 25 at all of its thirty-four registration centers, which are located at the offices of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Registrar-Department General's (RGD), and the NIA. The offices will be closed from Monday, October 25, 2021 to Tuesday, November 2, 2021, according to a statement from NIA's client service.
Tax exemption on your ¢2,400 yearly income for Ghanaians whose three children are schooling in Ghana
A country cannot be governed without taxes from its citizens. Every country needs taxes to develop except in few cases where the country has too much resources to cater for itself. In today's article, let us look at one key taxation law in Ghana which most people are not aware of.
It is no longer news that the wedding gift of Reverend Sam Ankrah's daughter has attracted the Ghana Revenue Authority. The Ghana Revenue Authority as we all know is the body that regulates tax activities in the country. During the wedding ceremony of Reverend Sam Ankrah's daughter, her fellows came forward to present a huge sum of money as a gift to the newly wedded couples.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) released the postings of about 80,000 graduates from the various public and private accredited tertiary institutions recently. As service personnel are making preparations in terms of documentation for the postings, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has sent vital information to all personnel who have their posting there.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed how worrying it is to see people who are well to do and educated refuse and skip paying taxes they owe the State. He made this statement in the Upper East Regional capital, Bolgatanga and assured the public that the GRA will go after them and make sure that the right thing is done.
All appropriate quarters thus, The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Registrar General's Department (RGD), and the National Identification Authority's (NIA) head office responsible for the issuance of the Ghana card halts their services. The suspension, according to the expert, is to allow it to prepare to transport employees to long-term positions around the country.
As Oswald is trending due to his brilliant ourday gift list presented to his mother, social media users (twitter) are sharing their ideas on the issue. A social media user used the basics of a current event in which Ghana Revenue Authority chased the daughter of a popular Ghanaian pastor's daughter for tax after receiving an alleged 1 Million United States dollars.
The former Board Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Professor Stephen Adei, has expressed worry at the level of corruption in Ghana. According to him, corruption is endemic in the country, particularly among public and civil servants. Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, he said Ghana cannot develop at such level of corruption.
Ghana's tax income is evaluated, gathered, and represented by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). Their principal objective is to guarantee that all pertinent assessment laws are followed to give a constant flow of income for the public authority, just as exchange assistance and a controlled and secure development of wares over the nation's lines.
The 30th of July 2021 will forever be remembered by Oswald, a nine-year-old pupil of Christ Ambassador School. He had the whole of Ghana attend to his bidding. In the process, his favourite teacher, Mrs Appiah, was also recognised. Mrs Appiah shared the spotlight with Oswald because she came first on his 'Our Day' wishlist.