GUTA commends GRA on exceeding revenue target for 2019


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Accra, Jan. 14, GNA – The Ghana Union of
Traders’ Associations (GUTA) has commended the Board, Management and Authority
of the Ghana Revenue Authority on exceeding its revenue target for 2019.

Professor Stephen Addai, the Board Chair of
the Authority, said on January 6, this year that the Authority exceeded its
revenue target for last year after government revised its revenue target from
GH¢46 billion to about GH¢43 billion during the Mid-year Budget Review.

This review followed the announcement of a
reduction in benchmark values of goods at the country’s various ports.

He said the Authority raised a total of GHC5
billion from the last check date in December last year.

GUTA, in a statement signed by Mr Alpha A.
Shaban, its General Secretary and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Monday
said it was excited at the achievement especially coming in the wake of
numerous challenges during the year, coupled with the reduction of the
benchmark value by government.

It said the feat achieved by the Authority was
a vindication of GUTA’s position that if taxes were made affordable, it would
ensure compliance,

The statement said as members of the business
community, the Associations would continue to give out its best in honouring
tax obligations, and entreated all to live up to expectation in terms of tax


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