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Pay Your Taxes

GRA is responsible for the administration of taxes and customs duties in Ghana. The main function is the assessment, collection and remittance to Government taxes and duties due under the Act it administers. Our goal is to optimize revenue mobilization for national development through the delivery of quality service to taxpayers and other stakeholders. We therefore urge our taxpayers to comply voluntarily by declaring and paying all taxes and duties appropriately

Our vision is to be a world class revenue administration recognized for professionalism, integrity and excellence. Our mission is to mobilize revenue for national development in a transparent, fair, effective and efficient manner.

As part of our modernization programme, GRA pledges to implement more modern and innovative strategies to enhance revenue collection. We encourage all taxpayers and the general public to honour their tax obligations for better roads, improved electricity, education, health service and provision of other amenities to the people of Ghana.

 

Payment of Withholding Taxes – January, 2015 All Withholding Tax Agents to Note

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withholding taxAre you aware that withholding taxes must be paid to the Domestic Tax Revenue Division (DTRD) of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) by the 15th of every month?

Do you know that withholding taxes deducted from employment, payment for goods and services and all other withheld taxes for January 2015 are due by 15th February, 2015?

Pay all withheld taxes on due dates.  All payments should be made with an accompanying schedule, in both hard and soft copies, indicating gross amount of tax deducted and name(s) of taxpayer(s) from whom the taxes were withheld.

Please be reminded that failure to pay the tax withheld on due date attracts a penalty of 20% (for not more than 3 months) and 30% (exceeding 3 months) in addition to the tax unpaid.

NOTE: AS 15TH OF FEBRUARY, 2015 FALLS ON A WEEKEND, PAYMENT OF WITHHOLDING TAXES MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE TAX OFFICE BY 12 NOON FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY, 2015.

 

Guidelines and Requirements for the Completion / Submission of New Taxpayer Identification Number (Tin) Application and Issuance of New Tin

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TIN

GRA wishes to inform ALL PERSONS AND INSTITUTIONS CLEARING GOODS AT ALL PORTS to take note that the old ten digit TIN cannot be used for the clearance of goods for the following categories of persons from the dates indicated below:

Companies/Corporate Institutions        : February 28, 2015

Individuals                                                  : March 31, 2015

In order to facilitate this process, all persons requiring a new TIN should visit the GRA website www.gra.gov.gh to complete and submit TIN application online or contact the nearest GRA office for application forms.

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Implementation Date of 17.5% VAT on Fee-Based Financial Services

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Financial Service

The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority wishes to inform the general public that the implementation of the 17.5% VAT on Fee-Based Financial Services in accordance with the Value Added Tax Act, Act 870, which was deferred last year commenced with effect from 5th January, 2015.

Consequently, the Ghana Association of Bankers has started charging the tax on fee-based financial services.

In due course, the implementation will be extended to non-bank providers of fee-based financial services in accordance with the provisions of the VAT Act, 2013 (Act 870).

 

Registration of Taxpayers - Importers and Manufacturers - Under the Excise Tax Stamp Programme

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Excise Tax Stamp

In accordance with the Provisions of the Excise Tax Stamp Act, 2013 (Act 873) specified Excisable products which are imported or locally produced are required to be affixed with Tax Stamps with specific features designed and supplied by the Ghana Revenue Authority before they are delivered ex-factory, cleared from any port of entry or presented for sale at any commercial level in Ghana.

The affected products are
i.    All cigarettes and other tobacco products
ii.    Alcoholic beverages whether bottled, canned, contained in kegs for sale or packaged in any form

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Filing of VAT/NHIL & CST Returns for December, 2014

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Filing NHIL/VAT and CST Returns for August, 2014HAVE YOU FILED YOUR VAT/NHIL & CST RETURNS FOR,DECEMBER, 2014? DO YOU KNOW YOUR SEPTEMBER 

2014 RETURNS ARE DUE BEFORE,FRIDAY 30TH JANUARY, 2015 WHICH IS THE LAST WORKING DAY OF THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014? FILE YOUR VAT/NHIL & CST RETURNS EARLY AND AVOID A PENALTY OF FIVE HUNDRED GHANA CEDIS (GH¢500.00) AND A FURTHER PENALTY OF TEN GHANA CEDIS (GH¢10.00) PER DAY EACH DAY THE RETURN IS NOT SUBMITTED.

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