GRA commences the use of Ghana Card numbers to replace TIN numbers

GRA commences the use of Ghana Card numbers to replace TIN numbers

- GRA has started using the Ghana Card number to replace the Tax Identification Number

- It takes effect today, April 1, 2021

- It is in line with the government’s policy on the use of a unique identifier for all transactions

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in partnership with the National Identification Authority (NIA) has started using the Ghana Card identification number as a taxpayer identification number.

The GRA in a statement said effective April 1, 2021, the Ghana Card number (Ghana card PIN) will replace the Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN).

It is in line with the government’s policy on the use of a unique identifier for all transactions where the identification of an individual is required.

GRA commences the usage of Ghana card numbers to replace TIN numbers
GRA commences the usage of Ghana card numbers to replace TIN numbers
Source: UGC

To ensure a seamless roll-out of this initiative, NIA officials are currently stationed at 14 GRA offices across the country to register individuals who do not possess a Ghana card.

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The statement also noted that there will be a transition period from April 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021, where both the TIN and Ghana Card PIN may be used simultaneously as the unique number for tax identification purposes.

Starting January 1, 2022, it is expected that all existing TINs will be replaced with the Ghana Card PIN.

A Self-Service portal has been made available on the GRA website (www.gra.gov.gh) for existing taxpayers who have registered and have been issued with Ghana Cards to link their Ghana card PIN to their TIN.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had announced that from April 1, 2021, all identification card numbers would become Tax Identification Numbers.

He made this known while delivering his first State of the Nation's Address after being elected for his second term in parliament on March 9, 2021.

Akufo-Addo said by so doing, the number of people registered by the Ghana Revenue Authority for tax purposes will increase from three million to 15 million people.

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