Ghana Revenue Authority to launch automation of all tax clearing certificates to reduce tax evasion

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The Ghana Revenue Authority will soon launch the automation of all tax clearing certificates.

This move will reduce drastically all those evading taxes.

According to the Commissioner-General, Reverend Dr. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, this will be done in two ways – the USSD Code and the Ghana Card.

Making remarks at a panel discussion at the just ended 6th Ghana CEO Summit, he said there is the need to automate the tax system to enable the nation rope in more revenue for development.

“We have gone far in automating the tax clearance certificate. We have come to a point where you do not need to write to apply”, he pointed out.

“It is done in two ways, you can either apply through a USSD code. You can dial *222# to know if you are compliant or not. Likewise, you can also get to our website, where you can check compliance”, he stressed.

He added that those who are not tax compliance cannot renew their driver’s license or road worthy.

“A time will come that your tax compliance will be checked before renewing your driver’s License or roadworthy.”

“Once we are able to fully ensure the total automation of the system, no one will compel you to file your taxes. Technology and digitization will ensure tax compliance”, the Commissioner-General said.

The GRA has in recent times been undertaking reforms to enhance operations and boost tax collection.

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