The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has described as worrying the low tax contribution coming from the Ashanti Region.
According to the Commissioner-General of GRA, Emmanuel Kofi Nti, the region has contributed far less than it is supposed to when it comes to the total tax revenue collection in the country.
He revealed that statistics from GRA indicate that the Ashanti Region’s current tax contribution stands below four per cent.
The GRA is embarking on a campaign aimed at encouraging tax payment among citizens and businesses.
As part of the campaign, a forum was held in Kumasi to brief the public on the need for tax payment and the consequences of failing to honor tax obligations.
Speaking at the Forum, Mr Nti said as Ghana’s second largest region, the Ashanti Region should be contributing much more when it comes to tax payment.
"One would have expected that as the region with the second-highest local government economy outside the Greater Accra region, the contribution to tax revenue would follow suit.
“However, available statistics show that the region's contribution to tax revenue is below four per cent.”
He urged businesses in the region to honor their tax obligations in order to aid government in achieving its social goals.
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