GRA to prosecute tax defaulters – Commissioner General

Date: Tuesday April 9, 2019, 9:05 am

By: WatchGhana.Com/K. Peprah

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has directed its Legal Department to compile reports on all defaulted taxpayers for prosecution, Mr Kofi Nti, the Commissioner General of the Authority has hinted.

He said tax payers who had also failed to file their annual tax returns would also be prosecuted.

Mr Ntii made this known in a speech read on his behalf at the launch of the Bono, East Bono and Ahafo Regional Tax and Good Governance Week held in Sunyani.

The week, being organized by the GRA and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning creates common platform for tax payers and the GRA to interact and motivate the former to pay and file their annual tax returns as well. 

Mr Nti explained payments and filing of annual tax returns were not a choice, but rather constitutional requirement saying defaulters committed serious economic offense.

He said until citizens paid tax regularly and promptly, the government could not mobilize revenue needed for development.

In a speech for him, Mr Evans Opoku-Bobie, the Ahafo Regional Minister, said revenue from taxes remained the major source of revenue for the government saying Ghana beyond aid agenda could be achieved if citizens failed to pay their taxes. 

Mr Opoku-Bobie therefore advised tax payers to endeavour to pay taxes so that the government would also mobilize more revenue to address their development needs.

Source: WatchGhana.Com/K. Peprah

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