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THE GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY( GRA),had a press brief on the regularization of uncustomed vehicle at the main office in Accra on the 5th October 2017

Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti who is the AG Commissioner -General of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) said and I quote. We have called you here this afternoon at short notice to brief you on important issues affecting revenue mobilization. I wish to apologize to you for the short notice given you to attend this press briefing. That however, shows important GRA attaches to the issues to be addressed this afternoon. Thank you for your understanding and for being here this afternoon.

Mr. Kofi Nti said, the Hon. Minister of Finance has set a special surveillance and monitoring unit at the ministry of finance whose duties among others is to work to plug loopholes and stop revenue leakage.
The special surveillance and monitoring unit is working in close collaboration with GRA to detect uncustomed  vehicles,goods and other areas of revenue leakage.

So far, the unit has arrested about one (100) uncustomed  vehicles whose owners are going through the process of paying the required duties.

He said, I wish to remind the general public that in accordance with section 55 (1)of the customs (act) 2016(Act 891), a person who imports vehicles into the country shall pay import duties and any other imports. It follows from this that the owners of the uncustomed vehicles have violated the law.

The work of the special surveillance and and monitoring unit has confirmed that the number of uncustomed vehicles are many in the country. GRA is therefore calling on all owners of such vehicles to regularize the status of their vehicles with the customs Division of the GRA. I also wish to advise the general public to verify the authenticity of the documents of any vehicle they intend to purchase with the customs Division of Ghana revenue authority to be sure of the tax and duty status of such vehicles before payment.

Mr. Kofi Nti continued,As an organization GRA intend to vigorously pursue revenue without let. According  GRA is serving notice to the general public to enjoy ensure that all vehicles that they own have had their duly paid. This is to forestall any embarrassment to the society at large. GRA hopes to receive the cooperation of all in the enforcement of the laws that guide the operation of the GRA. He said, GRA is hope that public would comply with this advice to help raise the needed revenue for  nation development.

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