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Manufacturers For The Production Of Fiscal Electronic Devices (FED) Software Developers Of Fiscal Electronic Data Management Software (FEDMS) Request For Expression Of Interest (EOI) (International Competitive Tender)

As part of Government’s effort to improve revenue collection and modernize business processes within the Revenue Administration, the 2017 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government proposed the introduction of a system to monitor VAT collections on a real-time basis. This involves Taxpayers using Fiscal Electronic Device (FED) to issue Commissioners’ invoice {Fiscal receipt) and transmitting transaction details to GRA’s server. 

Towards this, the Ghana Revenue Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance is seeking Expression of Interest from

a) Manufacturers for the production of Fiscal Electronic Devices (FED)

b) Software developers for the Fiscal Electronic Data Management (FEDMS) software required to administer the data transmitted from the FEDs.

GENERAL CRITERIA

1. Company profile

2. Profile of Key Technical Staff

3. Experience in assignment of comparable scope or nature (List of clientel base)

4. Company or Firm’s Registration Certificate

5. Valid SSNIT Certificate or its equivalent in the country of bidder

6. TIN Certificate or its equivalent in the country of bidder or a statement from the tax authorities in the bidder’s country of origin indicating that such certificate or its equivalent is not issued.

7. Valid Tax Clearance Certificate or its equivalent in the country of bidder or a statement from the tax authorities in the bidder’s country of origin indicating that such certificate or its equivalent is not issued. 

 

SPECIFIC CRITERIA FOR MANUFACTURERS

1. The Manufacturer shall provide evidence that it has been actively engaged in the manufacture of fiscal devices business for at least five (5) years prior to the date of submission of applications

2. The Manufacturer must demonstrate that they have capacity to supply devices of this nature. To this effect, they will be required to submit with their documents reference letters from at least two institutions, preferably tax authorities, from at least two different countries or more to which they have supplied such devices. Minimum time period in the supply business is 3 years and the supply experience in similar projects. 

3. Manufacturer’s Country of Registration 

4. Manufacturer’s Statement [ISO 9001, ISO 14 001, ISO 27 001, ISO 8001 and ISO 18001]

SPECIFIC CRITERIA FOR FISCAL ELECTRONIC DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

1. The Software developer shall provide evidence that it has been actively engaged in the development, installation and maintenance of software of this nature for at least five (5) years prior to the date of submission of applications

To this effect, the developer will be required to submit with their documents reference letters from at least two institutions, preferably tax authorities, from at least two different countries or more to which they have developed, installed and maintained such software. Minimum time period in the supply business is 3 years and the supply experience in similar projects. 

2. Software Developer’s Country of Registration 

Interested bidders may obtain information from Room 001 on the ground floor of Head Office Annex Ghana Revenue Authority from 9.am to 4.30 pm on all working days. (Attention: Roland Asampana, Mob: 0244658113, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Shortlisting would be done in accordance with the procedures and guidelines set out in the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) and the Public Procurement Amendment Act of 2016 (Act 914) of Ghana.

Bidders are to bid on only one item, that is, either

c) Manufacturers for the production of Fiscal Electronic Devices (FED) or

d) Software developers for the Fiscal Electronic Data Management (FEDMS) software required to administer the data transmitted from the FEDs.

Expression of Interest marked “MANUFACTURERS – FISCAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES” or “FISCAL ELECTRONIC DATA MANAGEMENT (FEDMS) SOFTWARE” as the case may be, must be delivered in sealed envelopes to the address below not later than 15:00GMT on the 15th of June, 2017.

ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

4TH FLOOR, (TENDER BOX BY THE SECURITY DESK)

GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY

HEAD OFFICE – STARLET ’91 STREET

OPPOSITE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM

 

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Consultancy services for the forensic audit of telecommunications sector Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) (INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE TENDER)

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) intends to apply part of its budgetary allocation to fund eligible payments towards the cost of selecting Consultants to do forensic audit of telecommunications sector under Communications Service Tax (CST).

A 6% communications service tax came into effect on 1st June 2008 following the passage of the Communications Service Tax (CST) Act, 2008 Act (754) as amended by the Communications Service Tax (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 864). The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) mindful of the possible leakages of revenue deriving from the implementation intend to engage Consultants to perform forensic audit on various telecommunications operators to maximize revenue collection.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The Ghana Revenue Authority therefore invites eligible firms (“Consultants)” that have been in practice for a minimum of five (5) years to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services (description of similar assignments, experience in similar assignments, availability of appropriate skills among staff etc.) by providing proposals with information that indicates the following: 

• Company Profile

• Profile of key personnel

• Experience in assignment of comparable scope that has been undertaken in recent times/List of clientele base

• Evidence of good corporate membership of the requisite professional bodies (where applicable)

• Valid Tax Clearance Certificate (applicants in Ghana)

• Valid SSNIT Clearance Certificate (applicants in Ghana)

• Company Registration Certification (applicants in Ghana)

• Company Registration Certificate Renewal (applicants in Ghana) 

• Most recent three (3) years Audited Financial Statements

• Key short CVs of proposed staff (detailed CVs are not required at this stage)

• Contact details of the key person

Interested Consultants may obtain information from Room 505 on the fifth floor of the Head Office Building, Ghana Revenue Authority, Accra from 9.am to 4.30pm on all working days. (Attention: Hawawu Salifu - 0242859690)

Short listing of experienced consultants would be done in accordance with the procedures and guidelines set out in the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) and the Public Procurement Amendment Act of 2016 (Act 914) of Ghana.

Expression of Interest marked “FORENSIC AUDIT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR” must be delivered in sealed envelopes to the address below not later than 3:00pm on 5th June, 2017

ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

THE AG. COMMISSIONER-SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION (SSD)

GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY

4TH FLOOR (TENDER BOX BY THE SECURITY DESK)

GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY

HEAD OFFICE – STARLET ’91 STREET

OPPOSITE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM

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Payment of Withholding Taxes – April, 2017

ALL WITHHOLDING TAX AGENTS TO NOTE

The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to remind all withholding tax agents 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.

The following withholding taxes deducted from: 

• employment, 

• payment for the supply or use of goods, 

• payment for the supply of any works 

• payment for the supply of services and all other withheld taxes for April 2017 are due by 15th May, 2017

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, the tax deducted and name(s) of taxpayer(s) from whom the taxes were withheld. 

Please note that failure to pay tax on due date attracts an interest of 125% of the statutory rate, compounded monthly on the outstanding tax.

 

COMMISSIONER-GENERAL

GRA- INTEGRITY FAIRNESS SERVICE

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Filing of VAT/NHIL & CST Returns for April, 2017

HAVE YOU FILED YOUR VAT/NHIL & CST RETURNS FOR APRIL, 2017?

THE GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY (GRA) REMINDS ALL VAT REGISTERED PERSONS THAT VAT/NHIL AND COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE TAX (CST) RETURNS FOR APRIL 2017 SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ON THE VAT/NHIL AND CST RETURNS FORMS NOT LATER THAN 31ST MAY, 2017 WHICH IS THE LAST WORKING DAY OF THE MONTH.

FILE YOUR VAT/NHIL & CST RETURNS EARLY AND AVOID PAYMENT OF PENALTIES.  FOR VAT/NHIL THE PENALTY IS 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.

FOR CST OPERATORS, LATE FILING OF RETURNS ATTRACTS A PECUNIARY PENALTY OF TWO THOUSAND GHANA CEDIS (GH¢2,000) AND A FURTHER PENALTY OF FIVE HUNDRED GHANA CEDIS (GH¢500.00) EACH DAY THE RETURN IS NOT SUBMITTED.

REMEMBER TO SUBMIT THE APRIL 2017 RETURNS FORMS NOT LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, 31ST MAY, 2017 WHICH IS THE LAST WORKING DAY OF THE MONTH AND AVOID PAYING PENALTIES. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE NEAREST DOMESTIC TAX REVENUE DIVISION OFFICE. 

 

COMMISSIONER-GENERAL

GRA- INTEGRITY FAIRNESS SERVICE

 

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