Ghana Revenue Authority
|Ghana Revenue Authority|
Large Tax-Payers Office at Ring Road Central Accra
|Preceding agencies||Internal Revenue Service
Value Added Tax Service
Customs Excise and Preventive Service
Revenue Agencies Governing Board
|Headquarters||Off Starlets' 91 Road, near Accra Sports Stadium
|Motto||Integrity, Fairness and Service|
|Agency executives||George Blankson, Commissioner - General
Lydia Amamoo, Commissioner - Domestic Tax Revenue Division
Major-General Carl Modey, Commissioner - Customs Excise and Preventive Service
Anthony Ewereko Minlah, Commissioner - Support Service Division
|Parent agency||Ministry of Finance|
The Ghana Revenue Authority of Ghana is the Government of Ghana agency responsible overall oversight of all the taxation agency in the country. The Authority was established in 2009 as result of a merger of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), Value Added Tax Service (VATS), and the Revenue Agencies Governing Board (RAGB) Secretariat.This was in accordance with Ghana Revenue Authority Act 2009.Act 791. The Authority is headed by a commissioner-general who oversees the commissioners for CEPS, Domestic Tax Revenue Division (comprising IRS and VAT) and Support Unit.
Reasons for establishment
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) was established to:
- Integrate the management of Domestic Tax and Customs·
- Modernise Domestic Tax and Customs operations through the review of processes and procedures·
- Integrate Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Value Added Tax Service (VATS) into domestic tax operations on functional lines.
- "PROFILE OF THE GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY". www.gra.gov.gh. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
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