Persons who fail to obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN) by April 1, 2018 from the Ghana Revenue Authority, GRA, will not be able to access nor obtain certain services within the country.
Some of these services include the opening of a bank account, procurement of a drivers’ license or a passport as well as initiate a case at any court across the country.
A statement issued by the Ghana Revenue Authority revealed that such persons can also not clear goods at the ports, register their land documents with the Lands Commission, obtain a tax clearance certificate from GRA and register a company at the Registrar General’s Department
They will likewise not be able to obtain payments for jobs or contracts done for the government, register their vehicle at the DVLA, bid for contracts from Government agencies, conduct business with Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and conduct business with Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.
The Ghana Revenue Authority said the registration process for TIN for both individuals and organizations is absolutely free.
It said registration forms for the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) can be obtained from all GRA offices nationwide, and urged the public to visit their offices to register.
TIN is an 11-digit unique number given to identify individuals and also enable the Ghana Revenue Authority to credit anyone who pays tax to the government.