GRA on heels of tax defaulters: Chases 3 firms over GH22.6 liability

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (RRA) has stepped up efforts to ensure that all tax defaulting companies honour their obligations to the state in order for the authority to meet its revenue target for the year.

Consequently, the authority has ordered seven directors of three companies to report to its Domestic Tax Division for discussions on their tax liability.

The three companies have had a total of GH22.6 million outstanding as tax liability for some time now, according to a notice published in the January 13 edition of the Daily Graphic.

The publication listed the defaulting companies as Gold Shop Limited with a tax liability of GH548,454.46, ISQ Resources Ghana Limited with a tax liability of GH9.98 million and ltaltec Ghana Limited with a liability of GH12.02 million. It also included the  tax identification number (TINs) of the companies and the names of seven directors, who it said must report to the Commissioner of Domestic Tax Division of the GRA.

It, however, said the publication was in fulfilment of Sections 58 and 95 of the Revenue Administration Act 2016 (Act 915), which mandated the GRA Commissioner-General to publish the names of tax offenders in the Gazette, on the GRA website and in any other national media.

“The directors are to note that failure to honour this invitation and failure to settle outstanding liabilities will result in other enforcement actions taken against them to recover debts,” the notice said.

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