The Area Enforcement Manager of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in charge of Greater Accra, has advised businesses to comply with their tax obligations.
Mr. Joseph Annan warned business owners defaulting on their taxes and are not complying with the electronic Value Added Tax (VAT) system as expected to desist from it.
He made the remarks while addressing journalists on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, after the GRA clamped down on six businesses that have breached the tax laws.
The businesses are ComputerLand (Osu), A Chinese Supermarket (dealers in vegetables, meat and other groceries in Osu), Emilijo Enterprise (La Wireless), Sulas Enterprise and Mahalia Kollections (Spintex) and U-Fresh Manufacturing Company Limited.
The companies were discovered to be either not issuing the e-VAT invoice or to be selectively issuing it.
The Managers were taken to the Customs office at the headquarters for statements before being turned over to the Police Criminal Investigation Department.
He advised business owners to comply with the tax laws if they do not want to be dragged by the law.
”Some businesses have expressed concern about the task force’s activities. They claim that the swoops have had an impact on their businesses and that people keep calling them because they saw them in the news for tax evasion. What I want to suggest is that these businesses do the right thing. They should be able to meet their tax obligations without issue.”
To that end, Mr Annan urged businesses and individuals to make on-time tax payments to ensure smooth business operations and contribute to the country’s development.