Accra Mall settles GHC2M GRA debt

Accra Mall settles GHC2M GRA debt

The management of the Accra Mall has paid off all the monies it owed the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

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The GRA on Wednesday tried to close down one of the biggest shopping centres in the capital because the operators of the mall failed to pay taxes it owed since September this year.

Accra Mall settles GHC2M GRA debt

The cheque issued by Accra Mall

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Addressing journalists at the frontage of the mall, the Chief Revenue Officer leading the taskforce Wisdom Kofi Heto said the GRA notified the management of the mall since September of their indebtedness to the state but they had refused to make payment.

But the the managers of the mall immediately produced a cheque of over GH2M to settle it’s debt.

According to revenue officials, a tax audit conducted on the Mall revealed that managers under-declared their tax obligations between 2013 and 2015.

Accra Mall settles GHC2M GRA debt

Accra Mall settles GHC2M GRA debt

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The Accra Mall is the first large-scale shopping centre to be commissioned in Ghana on July 4, 2008. It has 20,000 square metres of retail space with parking for over 900 cars. It accommodates more than 65 line-shops of which 30% are said to be operated by Ghanaian retailers.

It is owned by Atterbury Property Development, Sanlam and the Morladza family.

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