- The DVLA has announced that a TIN number will soon be needed to register vehicles
- According to the Public Relations Manager, Francis Asamoah Tuffour, the requirement will take effect from January 2019
- He explained that it is intended to reduce overcrowding at DVLA offices
From January 2019, a TIN number will be required to register every car, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has announced.
This forms part of a decision to shift to an electronic platform for registration, YEN.com.gh has gathered.
According to DVLA’s Public Relations Manager, Francis Asamoah Tuffour, the move is to “ensure that the time spent at the DVLA office is reduced drastically to prevent overcrowding.”
As a result, individuals who want their vehicles registered next year are to from Monday, December 3, 2018, to begin the pre-registration process pending payment on January 2, 2019.
In the bigger picture, this will be viewed as the latest step to formalize the economy and ensure tax compliance, because the TIN has now become a mandatory component of vehicle registration.
All employed Ghanaians are required to acquire a TIN to fulfil the Revenue Administration Act (RAA), 2016, Act 915.
The vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, recently suggested that embassies operating in Ghana may soon start demanding digital addresses from Ghanaian visa applicants.
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