The Bole District office of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has encouraged taxpayers to file their tax returns online and make payments through the banks.
The Authority appealed to all taxpayers to fulfill their tax obligations to meet government’s needs to bring development closer to all Ghanaians.
The officials of the Authority made this known on Yagbon radio morning show on August 25, 2021, hosted by Alhasaan Abdul Razack.
They said the Authority had launched a digital platform that would allow taxpayers to access their Tax Identification Number from the comfort of their homes for easy business transactions.
They entreated employees, corporate and other institutions who continue to make various incomes, sales and provide services to file and pay their taxes for government to get the needed revenue for the development of the nation.
The officials urged all business men and women in the district and Ghana at large to make it their duty to pay their taxes to ensure development at all levels.
They advised that a tax payer should make payments promptly to avoid penalties and interests.
They added that tax payers within Bole and Sawla-Tuna-Kalba districts can visit the website Gh.GOV. and make payments through the Ghana Commercial Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Consolidated Bank and National Investment Bank or through mobile money payment with the short code *222# and follow the procedures to fulfill one’s tax obligations.
The taxes mobilized by a government, they said, would be used to provide roads, hospitals, schools, electricity and water and other infrastructure to improve the living standards of Ghanaians.
Some callers who called into the program expressed worry that people in the informal sector, including tailors and hairdressers, usually failed to declare their actual profits and were also unwilling to pay taxes.