The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has announced it has begun collating data on all properties nationwide.
“The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to inform the general public, especially persons who own, rent or occupy properties that the Authority is undertaking a data collection exercise on properties nationwide.”
This conforms with Section 33 (1 & 2) of the Revenue Administration Act, 2016 (Act 915) which states that for tax law, the Commissioner-General shall for reasonable cause, have without prior notice, full and free access to premises, documents, or assets.
In line with this exercise, officers of the Rent Tax Task Force of GRA are visiting various areas to identify properties and conduct interviews leading to the collation of accurate data for tax purposes.
The officers collecting data on the field can be identified as GRA officers from the GRA inscribed jackets they are wearing.
It also noted that the tax officers will not collect monies from taxpayers on the field.
The GRA, therefore, entreats the general public, especially owners and occupiers of rented properties to accord the necessary assistance to the officers and cooperate with them.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini