It has taken many by surprise, exception to those who really understand what this Government is up to, coupled with the characteristic nature of the Ghana Revenue Authority, in relation to the country's budget and economic policy statements. Least did many expect that the Akufo-Addo-led administration would propagate and elicit intense economic hardships in this country, looking at the various promises he put forth, during his campaign periods.
Following the public announcement made by Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to collect data on properties, many people have raised a lot of questions. This article looks at some of the concerns raised. Firstly some people believe that Ghana Revenue Authority should go to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) first before spending many cedis to acquire data on properties.
Lawmaker from the North Tongu constituency honorable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has made a sounding revelation on Facebook with a post indicating and inferring factual clue on the popular E-Levy taxing. Ablakwa is among the many MPs in parliament on the minority caucus combatting what they have always termed as dubious and hefty for the battling ordinary tax paying Ghanaian.
A young entrepreneur(pictured above) has taken to Facebook to narrate his sad encounter and how a Ghana Revenue Authority Boss in Tamale shockingly demanded GhC 1,500 bribe before his tax registration documents could be endorsed. Ehm Kannde who is Executive Director of Starna Farms said prior to his visit to the GRA Regional Office, he had fore-knowledge that registering businesses to enable the filing of Tax returns was free but was shocked when the unnamed GRA Director asked that he gives him 1,500 Cedis, an mount the corrupt Director said will be divided into two with 500 Cedis going to the state coffers and 1,000 Cedis as payment for him to merely put his signature on the documents.
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has expressed that representatives who procure GH¢365 and underneath as month to month compensation or GH¢4,380 as yearly compensation won't be burdened. The Authority in a tweet clarified that the choice is compliant with Income Tax (Amendment) (No.
Today, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, in strong opposition from some unions, a government directive to end the depreciation of imports of 43 selected items came into effect. According to a statement from the Ghana Revenue Authority, the Customs Department of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) ensures that this policy is enforced.
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 (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 reversal of the reduction of the benchmark value, also known as discount policy on selected imported products, took effect on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. The policy which was announced in the 2022 budget by the Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori Atta, will be implemented by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
The people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi, popularly known as SALL in the Oti region have been asked to stop contributing their quota to the national kitty by abstaining from paying taxes, similarly to how they have been denied representations in parliament. The call, which may seem as an unpatriotic admonishing, is coming from an astute Lawyer and a founding member of the fix the country movement.
Sunday, 12th December 2021 In a CitizenOne publication on Sunday was a story of alleged scandal at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA). This story which came with the headline US BASED GHANAIAN JOURNALIST EXPOSES THE BIGGEST SCANDAL AT NPA UNDER MUSTAPHA HAMID was first done by the Loudsilence TV owner Mr. Kelvin Tailor.
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.
Accra Circuit Court ihas sentenced a 39-year-old Casual Worker who is a cleaner at the Accra Sector regional office of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to 12 months incarceration for stealing five computers estimated at the value of GHc70, 000. Michael Kwei Nunoo, who happens to be married with two children (three years and one year) pleaded guilty to the crime and was convicted on his own plea on his first appearance in court.
The Ministry of Finance has refuted allegations that a personal business enterprise has been provided a agreement to acquire the proposed Electronic levy (E-levy) on Mobile Money transactions, inward remittances and ATM withdrawals. Instead, the Finance Ministry in a assertion issued the day before today stated the Ghana Revenue Authority is the kingdom business enterprise mandated to gather the levy at a price that shall now no longer exceed the usual price of sales mobilization.
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.
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 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.
The Ghana card contains more data and sensitive information. All other Identification cards are integrated into the Ghana card. Registration for the card if free for all first timers. One is only required to pay a sum of Ghc250 for premium service and in case of missing card, one is required to pay a sum of Ghc30 for replacement.