The Upper East Regional Head of the Taxpayers Services of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Kwabena Anti Dankwa, has indicated that the Ghana Revenue Authority is required by law to go after individuals and business owners who fail to file their returns and pay their taxes.
According to him, individuals and business organisations are required by the law under Act 896 to file their returns and pay their taxes for the development of the Country.
In default of this, Mr. Dankwa said the Commissioner General would assess that individual or business organisation and provide for stated individuals or organisations, a tax liability, the Commissioner deems appropriate.
He made this known when he spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East Show on the payment of taxes.
Mr. Dankwa revealed that individuals who earn income, have businesses or investments, and corporate organisations were required to file their returns within four months after the year ends to know their tax liabilities and be in good standing to get tax clearance.
He pointed out that the nation could have evolved to the level of western nations that most citizens want to visit if everyone had complied with the GRA and paid their taxes as required.
According to him,the GRA was a friendly organisation that worked to raise money for everyone’s benefit because the GRA’s efforts directly contributed to the government’s provision of things like roads, hospitals, and schools.
He said “The GRA has moved from the era of manual processes and bureaucracy to an era of digitalization where taxpayers do not need to come to the office of the GRA but can simply sit in the comfort of their homes with their smartphones or computers and access the taxpayer portal, file their return, and pay their taxes”.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gilbert Azeem Tiroog|Ghana