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Welcome to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)

Welcome to the Ghana Revenue Authority on the web. We hope that you will enjoy Your online experience. Please contact us if you require any assistance in locating us or using any of our services. You will be able to read about GRA, download publications and forms, find Customs and Domestic Tax Revenue information and general information about tax types and rates in Ghana. The GRA will be linked with the Registrar-General’s Department (RGD) electronically under the e-gov Project to ensure that the GRA has access to the database of the RGD.
By January 2012, you will begin to see full integration of our offices where you will enjoy comprehensive service from the Domestic Tax Revenue Division.

You can also use this platform to send us your complaints, questions and suggestions. I encourage you to visit our offices across the country where we will be glad to answer your questions and also take your complaints as well.

 

August VAT/NHIL & CST Returns

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The Ghana revenue authority (GRA) reminds all VAT registered persons that VAT/NHIL and Communications Service Tax (CST) returns for August 2012 should be submitted on the VAT/NHIL and CST return forms not later than Friday, 28th September, 2012 which is the last working day of the month of September.

Please be reminded that the penalty for late filing of VAT/NHIL returns is one hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢100) and a further penalty of fifty Ghana pesewas (gh¢0.50) per day for each day that the return is not submitted.  Late submission of CST return also attracts a pecuniary penalty of GH¢2,000 and a further penalty of five hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢500) for each day that the return is not submitted.

 

Sale of Vehicle Income Tax (VIT) Stickers and Tax Stamps - 3rd Quarter( 1st July – 30th September, 2012)

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SALE OF VEHICLE INCOME TAX (VIT) STICKERS

The Domestic Tax Revenue Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority reminds all Commercial Transport Operators that VEHICLE INCOME TAX (VIT)STICKERS for the first quarter (i.e. 1st July – 30th September,2012) are on sale at the Domestic Tax Revenue Division (former IRS) District Offices throughout the country.

SALE OF TAX STAMPS

All persons in the Informal Sector i.e small-scale self-employed Dressmakers/Tailors, Hairdressers/Beauticians/Barbers, Susu Collectors, Chop Bar Owners, Cooked Food sellers, Butchers, Diamond /Gold winners and buyers, Container/Kiosks/Table top operators, Garage Owners, Artisans ie - Masons, Carpenters, Welders, Mechanics, Vulcanizers, Electricians, Sprayers, - Hawkers, Itinerant Traders etc- are all reminded to purchase the first quarter TAX STAMPS from 1st July – 30th September, 2012 at the nearest Domestic Tax Revenue Division (former IRS) District office.

The Tax Stamp must be conspicuously displayed on the business premises or carried on your person (in the case of itinerant traders) for inspection at any time.

Inspection of both VIT Stickers and Tax Stamps will begin from Saturday, 15th July, 2012.

Affected individuals are advised to buy the Vehicle Income Tax (VIT) Stickers in the case of commercial transport operators and the Tax Stamps in the case of the small-scale self-employed persons in the informal sector to ensure uninterrupted business activity.

 

Payment Of Withholding Taxes - August, 2012

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The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to remind all Withholding Tax Agents that all taxes withheld from employment, payment for goods and services and all other withheld taxes, deducted in August, 2012 must be paid to the Domestic Tax Revenue Division (Former IRS and VAT Offices) by 15th September, 2012.

Such payments must be accompanied by a schedule, in both hard and soft copies, indicating gross amount, tax deducted and name(s) of taxpayer(s).

Please note 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, (Act 592 Section 143 as amended)

NOTE    
AS 15TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2012 FALLS ON A SATURDAY, PAYMENT OF WITHHOLDING TAXES MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE TAX OFFICE BY 12 NOON FRIDAY, 14TH SEPTEMBER, 2012.

 

JULY VAT/NHIL & CST RETURNS

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THE GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY (GRA) REMINDS ALL VAT REGISTERED PERSONS THAT VAT/NHIL AND COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE TAX (CST) RETURNS FOR JULY 2012 SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ON THE VAT/NHIL AND CST RETURN FORMS NOT LATER THAN FRIDAY, 31ST AUGUST, 2012 WHICH IS THE LAST WORKING DAY OF THE MONTH.


PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT THE PENALTY FOR LATE FILING OF RETURNS IS ONE HUNDRED GHANA CEDIS (GH¢100) AND A FURTHER PENALTY OF FIFTY GHANA PESEWAS (GH¢0.50) PER DAY EACH DAY THAT THE RETURN IS NOT SUBMITTED.  LATE SUBMISSION OF CST RETURN ALSO ATTRACTS A PECUNIARY PENALTY OF GH¢2,000 AND A FURTHER PENALTY OF FIVE HUNDRED GHANA CEDIS (GH¢500) FOR EACH DAY THAT THE RETURN IS NOT SUBMITTED.


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August VAT/NHIL & CST Returns

The Ghana revenue authority (GRA) reminds all VAT registered persons that VAT/NHIL and Communications Service Tax (CST) returns for August 2012 should be submitted on the VAT/NHIL and CST return forms not later than Friday, 28th September, 2012 which is the last working day of the month of September.

Please be reminded that the penalty for late filing of VAT/NHIL returns is one hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢100) and a further penalty of fifty Ghana pesewas (gh¢0.50) per day for each day that the return is not submitted.  Late submission of CST return also attracts a pecuniary penalty of GH¢2,000 and a further penalty of five hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢500) for each day that the return is not submitted.

 
Payment Of Withholding Taxes - August, 2012

The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to remind all Withholding Tax Agents that all taxes withheld from employment, payment for goods and services and all other withheld taxes, deducted in August, 2012 must be paid to the Domestic Tax Revenue Division (Former IRS and VAT Offices) by 15th September, 2012.

Such payments must be accompanied by a schedule, in both hard and soft copies, indicating gross amount, tax deducted and name(s) of taxpayer(s).

Please note 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, (Act 592 Section 143 as amended)

NOTE    
AS 15TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2012 FALLS ON A SATURDAY, PAYMENT OF WITHHOLDING TAXES MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE TAX OFFICE BY 12 NOON FRIDAY, 14TH SEPTEMBER, 2012.

 

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