The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in connection with the National Identification Authority and other relevant stakeholders have announced that they are working closely to ensure that the Ghana Card Unique Identification Number replaces the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with effect from April 1, 2021.
In line with this, the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Rev. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah has explained that taxpayers will be required to use the Ghana Card Identity Number for the purposes of tax as well.
He said the GRA in collaboration with the National Identification Authority and other relevant stakeholders are working to ensure that with effect from 1 April 2021, the Ghana card Unique Identification Number of the National Identification Authority replaces the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN),” Rev Owusu-Amoah said at a media soiree in Accra on Monday.
Taxpayers will, therefore, be required to use the Ghana Card Identity Number for tax purposes as well.
This replacement of identification will enable the organizations to share important data and also help identify and rope-in eligible taxpayers, especially in the informal sector.
Taxpayers will also not spend time in acquiring TINs as they will use the Ghana Card Identity Number for tax purposes’
He further noted that the GRA would step up efforts to tax players in the E-commerce market, which has been a challenge over the years.
By: Edwin Abanga