Don’t use COVID-19 as an excuse to avoid paying taxes - GRA warns Ghanaians
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Don’t use COVID-19 as an excuse to avoid paying taxes - GRA warns Ghanaians

- The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has advised Ghanaians to continue honouring tax obligations even as cases of the COVID-19 are recorded in the country

- The Commissioner-General, Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, revealed that taxpayers can continue filing their returns online via email and subsequent payments through banks

- He added that there are safety practices such as social distancing, use of sanitizers, hand washing for those who need to visit its offices

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has sent a strong word of caution to Ghanaians to ensure they constantly honour tax obligations.

Its Commissioner-General, Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, noted that measures have been put in place to ensure Ghanaians file tax returns without challenges.

He explained that the outbreak of the coronavirus should not serve as an excuse to refuse to pay taxes.

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According to him, the GRA supports the interventions outlined by the government to combat the outbreak.

For that reason, those who wish to file their tax returns can take advantage of alternative means of doing so, instead of walking into GRA offices.

He said taxpayers can continue filing their returns online via email and subsequent payments through banks, citibusinessnews.com reports

Owusu-Amoah assured Ghanaians that even if it becomes necessary for visits to the offices, GRA has ensured adherence to safety practices such as social distancing, use of sanitizers, hand washing, among others.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the GRA has begun the production of hand sanitizers.

The locally-made sanitizers, which have been approved by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), would be used by GRA’s 14,000 staff across the country.

Information available shows that the product was formulated at GRA’s Customs Laboratory in Accra and contains ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, glycerol and purified water.

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