The Ghana Authority (GRA) in partnership with Atinka Media Village and Citizen Media Network have taken their Voluntary Tax Education Campaign to Tema Station.
The campaign is aimed at educating the general public on the need to pay taxes voluntarily following the introduction of Tax Education campaign.
The GRA has introduced Tax Identification Number (TIN), which makes it impossible for anyone to clear goods at the port, register land at the lands Commission; obtain a tax clearance certificate from the GRA or even open a bank account without the TIN registration.
One cannot register a company at the Registrar General’s Department nor register a vehicle at the Driver and Vehicles Licensing Authority (DVLA) without a TIN number.
Additionally, persons without TIN numbers cannot obtain payment for jobs done for government or bid for a contract in any government agency.
The campaign team which started its tour on the 25th April 2018 held two campaign talks at Abbosey Okai on 25th April and 2nd may respectively.
The team stormed Tema Station in Accra Central Wednesday to sensitize traders on the importance of TIN.
In an interview with Kaakyire Ofori Ayim on Atinka AM Drive, Chief Revenue Officer at the Ghana Revenue authority, Stephen Osei, asked people to disregard the information that persons who will register for TIN are required to pay tax there and then.
He urged people to take part in the campaign to ensure that issues as such are resolved.
Also speaking at the program, public relations officer for the Makola Small Tax Office (STO) of the Ghana Revenue Office (GRA) George .B. Kuuku encouraged Ghanaians to register for the TIN to do away with any future embarrassments.
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