Ghana Revenue Authority

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Ghana Revenue Authority
Ghana Revenue Authority logo.jpg
Logo of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)

Large Taxpayer Office, VAT House Ring Road Central
Agency overview
Formed 2009 (2009)
Preceding agencies
Headquarters Off Starlets' 91 Road, near Accra Sports Stadium
5°33′06″N 0°11′31″W / 5.55153°N 0.19194°W / 5.55153; -0.19194Coordinates: 5°33′06″N 0°11′31″W / 5.55153°N 0.19194°W / 5.55153; -0.19194
Motto Integrity, Fairness and Service
Agency executives
  • George Blankson, Commissioner - General
  • Kwasi Gyimah-Asante, Commissioner - Domestic Tax Revenue Division
  • Kuudamnur John Vianney, Commissioner - Customs Excise and Preventive Service
  • Gabriel Katamani, Commissioner - Support Service Division
Parent agency Ministry of Finance
Website www.gra.gov.gh

The Ghana Revenue Authority of Ghana is the Government of Ghana agency responsible overall oversight of all the taxation agency in the country.[1] The Authority was established in 2009 as 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.[2] GRA has been established to: • Integrate Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Value Added Tax Service (VATS) into domestic tax operations on functional lines. • Integrate the management of Domestic Tax and Customs • Modernise Domestic Tax and Customs operations through the review of processes and procedures with ICT as the backbone It is envisaged that the integration of the revenue agencies will bring the following benefits to taxpayers and the tax administration: • Reduced administrative and tax compliance cost • Better service delivery • Improved departmental information flow. • Holistic approach to domestic tax and customs administration • Enhanced revenue mobilisation GRA has three main divisions. They are: 1. Customs Division (CD) 2. Domestic Tax Revenue Division (DTRD) 3. Support Services Division (SSD) The three-winged structure merges the management support services of Finance, Administration, Research of the erstwhile agencies under one Support Services Division. This leaves the Customs Division and the Domestic Tax Revenue Division free to focus entirely on revenue collection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PROFILE OF THE GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY". www.gra.gov.gh. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Profile of the Ghana Revenue Authority". Ghana Revenue Authority. Retrieved 2016-05-01.