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The Tax and Good Governance Week is a collaboration between the Ministry of Finance and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to create awareness and sensitise employees, employers, individuals and businesses, that is all levels of taxpayers to file their annual tax returns.

The week long programme was launched on Friday 6th April, 2018 at the forecourt of GRA Head Office, with the theme: “Filing your Tax Returns- your Civic Responsibility”. 

The Vice-President of Ghana, H.E. Alhaji, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who was the special guest of honour filed his annual tax returns on the same day.

Similar launches were held simultaneously in the nine regional capitals, where the regional Ministers, Municipal Chief Executives, District Chief Executives and other dignitaries took the opportunity to file their returns.

Preceding the launch event were series of radio and television discussions on the need to file returns, TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) and other relevant tax issues.

Other sensitisation activities have been carried out through the use of our social media handles, stakeholder engagements, personal interactions and contacts, community outreach including engagements in churches, mosques, markets. These were complemented with compliance activities in all DTRD offices.

What is new about filing of Returns this year?

Hitherto, employers have filed returns on behalf of their employees. This has changed in 2018, with the passing of 924, which makes it mandatory for all employees to file their tax returns by themselves.

The Income Tax Act, 2015 (Act 896) and the Revenue Administration Act, 2016 (Act 915) have made it compulsory for individuals and entities to file their income tax returns by the end of April each year.

What is expected of taxpayers?

• All taxpayers are to contact any GRA- DTRD office nearest them to pick up their tax returns, complete it and return same to the offices.

• It is advised that taxpayers who know their tax offices should go there and file their returns.

 

Line up of week-long activities;

day

date

activity

Day One

Friday - 6thApril,2018,

10 Regional Launches

Day Two

Sunday – 8thApril,2018

Special Quiz – What Do You Know? Participating Schools; University of Ghana, University of Professional Studies, Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration and Islamic University College.

Day Three

Monday,9th April to Friday,13thApril,2018

Tax Clinics set up in vantage points throughout the country. Services provided; TIN Registration, Filing of Tax Returns, Enquiries, general education ie. Tax Amnesty etc

Day Four

Tuesday,10thApril,2018

Talks at selected Basic Schools, to educate them on

Them on the civic responsibility of paying taxes. The

Selected schools are; Kwabenya Cluster of

Schools, Sowah Diin Cluster of Schools, S.D.A. Basic

Schools, Odorgonno Model 1 &2 Basic, Kpone

Methodist Basic, Ledzokuku South Circuit, Kwashieman

Cluster of Schools, La wireless Cluster of schools,

Amanfrom Community Basic Schools, Community 8,

Nos. 2 & 4 Basic Schools.

Tax Clinics on-going

Day Five

Wednesday ,11thApril,

2018

 

Seminar for Tertiary institutions at the Economic Department, University of Ghana – Legon. Participating Institutions; University of Ghana, University of Professional Studies, GIMPA and Ashesi University College

Tax Clinics on-going

Day six

Thursday, 12thApril,2018

Tax Clinics on-going

Day seven

Friday 13thApril,2018

Tax Clinics end by clos of work today

Sensitisation at faith based organisations (Churches and Mosques)

Saturday,14thApril,2018

Sensitisation at faith based organisations (Churches and Mosques)

Sunday, 15thApril,2018

Sensitisation at faith based organisations (Churches and Mosques)

#OurTaxesOurFuture

Have you filed your tax returns?

Taxes build great nations

Every little tax helps

 

Tax and Good Governance Week

Tax Clinics

As part of the Tax and Good Governance Week, twenty-one tax clinics have been mounted in various locations per the table below;

1.     GREATER ACCRA REGION

·        MAKOLA STO             -            RAWLINGS PARK

·        LEGON MTO              -           IN FRONT OF OMAN FM BUILDING(MADINA STO)

·        OSU MTO                   -            NATIONAL THEATRE OPPOSITE MOVENPICK

                                               HOTEL

·        KANESHIE MTO        -            KANESHIE MAIN MARKET CAR PARK

 

TEMA

·        TEMA MTO                 -           i.  MONDAY 9TH APRIL, 2018-WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL, 2018      

                                                              FRONTAGE OF PIONEER CO-OPERATIVE

                                      COLDSTORE OPPOSITE SG BANK FISHING HARBOUR

                                           

                                  ii. THURSDAY 12TH APRIL 2018- FRIDAY13TH APRIL, 2018                      

                                      TEMA COMM 2 FRONTAGE OF ASHFOAM

                                      SHOP OPPOSITE COMM 2 POLICE STATION

 

·        TEMA STO                 -           IN FRONT OF TEMA MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY

 

2.     ASHANTI REGION

·        ASOKWA STO           -           IN FRONT OF CALVARY  METHODIST CHURCH- BABA

YARA        SPORTS STADIUM

·        SUAME MTO              -            FORECOURT OF SUAME POLICE STATION

·        ADUM STO                 -            ADJACENT OPOKU TRADING

·        OBUASI CENTRAL    -            OPPOSITE PRISONS QUARTERS

·        ASHTOWN STO        -            ABBEY’S PARK

 

3.     EASTERN REGION

·        KOFORIDUA MTO     -            JACKSON PARK- KOFORIDUA

 

4.     WESTERN REGION

·        TAKORADI MTO/STO -            TAKORADI LORRY PARK

                                                KOMFO ASE – SEKONDI

 

5.     CENTRAL REGION

·        CAPE COAST MTO   -           IN FRONT OF THE CAPE COAST MTO OFFICE

 

6.     VOLTA REGION 

·        HO MTO/STO             -           IN FRONT OF THE HO MTO OFFICE-

                                   MINISTRIES

·        AFLAO STO               -            CUSTOMS PARK, AFLAO

 

7.     UPPER EAST

·        BOLGA STO               -            JUBILEE PARK- BOLGATANGA

 

8.     UPPER WEST

·        WA STO                      -           IN FRONT OF THE REGIONAL

                                    ADMINISTRATION

 

9.     NORTHERN REGION

·        TAMALE MTO            -             METRO CAR PARK OPPOSITE THE PASSPORT

                                         OFFICE

 

10.  BRONG AHAFO             

·        SUNYANI                   -            FORECOURT OF SUNYANI MTO OFFICE

 

 

The Tax Clinics will afford GRA the opportunity to take our services closer to our Clients and engender lasting friendships. 

Services offered at the Tax Clinics include;

• Register for your individual TIN

• Pick up returns forms

• Obtain assistance to complete and file your tax returns

• Make general enquiries

• Pick your Tax Amnesty Forms

• Submit application for Tax Amnesty

Contact Us

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: +233- (0) 302 904545

or

Tel 2: +233- (0) 302 904546

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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