Many citizens struggle to acquire Tax Identification Numbers

A lot of Ghanaians continue to get frustrated in their attempt to register for a Tax Identification Number (TIN), despite the wide public education.

TIN was introduced by government to track tax obligations and payments as a way of shoring up its domestic revenue generation.

Government has also warned that individuals without TIN will be deprived of some essential services and social intervention programs.

But it seems listeners who called into the Citi Breakfast Show on Thursday are yet to come to terms with the unnecessary  pressure and frustration that comes with what government has imposed on them.

Some also took to social media to express their disappointment over the bottlenecks that have characterized the issuance of the numbers.

Others also alleged that some officials of the GRA, demand payment for the service which is supposed to be free.

GRA to address challenges soon

Meanwhile, Kwesi Bobbie Ansah , Deputy Commissioner in charge of Communications at the GRA, has admitted the challenges that have bedeviled the issuance of the TING.

He gave assurances that the GRA will open more administrative offices across the country to fast track the process.

“Under normal circumstances, it shouldn’t take someone more than three days to get their TIN after applying, and we don’t have offices in all administrative districts in the country so going forward, we’ll look at opening a few more offices.”

He also advised applicants to make use of the online platform created for the registration to ease the pressure at the district offices.

“People can register for their TINs online to reduce the pressure at the offices.”



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