Sunyani GRA collection division exceeds revenue target 

The Sunyani Collection of the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority has exceeded its revenue target for the 2017 tax year.

The Collection raked in GH¢15, 587,676.99 as at June 30, Assistant Commissioner of Customs Seidu Yakubu, the Sector Commander of the Collection said on Thursday.

Speaking at a tax education forum for traders, importers, car dealers, businessmen and women in Sunyani, Mr Yakubu said the actual revenue target for the year was GH¢7,30, 000.00

The forum, on the theme “honouring tax obligation is a sign of good citizenship” was organised by the Sunyani Collection aimed at educating the participants on Laws and Acts of the Division.

Mr Yakubu observed that all things been equal the division would be able to double the amount generated by the close of the year.

He expressed appreciation to the officers and revenue collectors as well as importers and all tax payers for their contributions towards the success made.

Mr Yakubu was hopeful that tax evaders and defaulters would change their attitudes and honour their tax obligations for the country to generate enough financial resources for accelerated national development.

He warned that the Collection would prosecute tax defaulters and therefore urged them to settle their outstanding taxes to avoid sanctions.

Mr Yakubu said “ignorance of the law is no excuse” hence the need for tax payers to get themselves acquainted with the various Acts of the Division.

Customs Revenue Officer, Samuel Foli and Senior Revenue Officer Evans Amenu of the Collection facilitated the forum.

They took participants through of the Revenue Administration Act 2016 (Act 891), offences and sanctions, Temporary Vehicle Importation (TVI), detention and seizures, auction of goods and valuation of imported goods and vehicles.

Source: GNA

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