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Domestic Tax News

Consultancy services for the forensic audit of telecommunications sector Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) (INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE TENDER)

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) intends to apply part of its budgetary allocation to fund eligible payments towards the cost of selecting Consultants to do forensic audit of telecommunications sector under Communications Service Tax (CST).

A 6% communications service tax came into effect on 1st June 2008 following the passage of the Communications Service Tax (CST) Act, 2008 Act (754) as amended by the Communications Service Tax (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 864). The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) mindful of the possible leakages of revenue deriving from the implementation intend to engage Consultants to perform forensic audit on various telecommunications operators to maximize revenue collection.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The Ghana Revenue Authority therefore invites eligible firms (“Consultants)” that have been in practice for a minimum of five (5) years to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services (description of similar assignments, experience in similar assignments, availability of appropriate skills among staff etc.) by providing proposals with information that indicates the following: 

• Company Profile

• Profile of key personnel

• Experience in assignment of comparable scope that has been undertaken in recent times/List of clientele base

• Evidence of good corporate membership of the requisite professional bodies (where applicable)

• Valid Tax Clearance Certificate (applicants in Ghana)

• Valid SSNIT Clearance Certificate (applicants in Ghana)

• Company Registration Certification (applicants in Ghana)

• Company Registration Certificate Renewal (applicants in Ghana) 

• Most recent three (3) years Audited Financial Statements

• Key short CVs of proposed staff (detailed CVs are not required at this stage)

• Contact details of the key person

Interested Consultants may obtain information from Room 505 on the fifth floor of the Head Office Building, Ghana Revenue Authority, Accra from 9.am to 4.30pm on all working days. (Attention: Hawawu Salifu - 0242859690)

Short listing of experienced consultants would be done in accordance with the procedures and guidelines set out in the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) and the Public Procurement Amendment Act of 2016 (Act 914) of Ghana.

Expression of Interest marked “FORENSIC AUDIT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR” must be delivered in sealed envelopes to the address below not later than 3:00pm on 5th June, 2017

ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

THE AG. COMMISSIONER-SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION (SSD)

GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY

4TH FLOOR (TENDER BOX BY THE SECURITY DESK)

GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY

HEAD OFFICE – STARLET ’91 STREET

OPPOSITE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM

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Payment of Withholding Taxes – April, 2017

ALL WITHHOLDING TAX AGENTS TO NOTE

The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to remind all withholding tax agents that withholding taxes must be paid to the Domestic Tax Revenue Division (DTRD) of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) by the 15th of every month.

The following withholding taxes deducted from: 

• employment, 

• payment for the supply or use of goods, 

• payment for the supply of any works 

• payment for the supply of services and all other withheld taxes for April 2017 are due by 15th May, 2017

Pay all withheld taxes on due dates. All payments should be made with an accompanying schedule, in both hard and soft copies, indicating gross amount, the tax deducted and name(s) of taxpayer(s) from whom the taxes were withheld. 

Please note that failure to pay tax on due date attracts an interest of 125% of the statutory rate, compounded monthly on the outstanding tax.

 

COMMISSIONER-GENERAL

GRA- INTEGRITY FAIRNESS SERVICE

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Registration/update of suppliers, service providers and contractors

In pursuant of the provisions of the Public Procurement Act of 2003 (Act 663) as amended by Act 914 of 2016, the Ghana Revenue Authority intends to update its Register of Suppliers, Service Providers and Contractors for Supply of Goods, Service and Works for the year 2017. 

Details of categories of Procurement activities to be covered are as follows:

A. GOODS

1. Agriculture/Farm Equipment

2. Automobile/Vehicle Parts/Upholstery

3. Building/ Construction Materials and equipment

4. Clothing and Sewing

5. Detergents/Disinfectants/Sanitary/Cleaning Materials

6. Information and Communication Technology  and Electronic Equipment and Accessories

7. Electrical Materials and Fittings

8. Essential Medicines and Hospital Consumables

9. Hospital/Medical Equipment

10. Furniture and Fittings

11. General Office Equipment(Photocopiers, File Cabinets, Air Conditioners, Fridges etc)

12. Internal Decorations

13. Stationery and Office Consumables

14. Laboratory/Workshop Equipment

15. Safety Materials(Fire Extinguishers, Boots, Smoke Detectors etc)

16. Security Devices/Detectors etc

17. Sports and Recreational Materials/Equipment

18. Uniforms and Protective Clothing

19. Pharmaceuticals

20. Printing and Publishing 

 

B. WORKS

1. Civil Works

2. Maintenance of Infrastructural Facilities and other Small Contracts

3. Horticultural Works and Lawning

4. Drilling of Boreholes

 

C. SERVICES

1. Consultancy Services in ICT Software Developers and Training

2. Consultancy services in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

3. Consultancy Services in other fields (HR, Accountancy/Taxation, Project Management etc)

4. Maintenance of Vehicles, Workshops, Air Conditioners, Photocopiers, Intercom Lines etc

5. Hotels/Conference Facilities and Hospitality Service Providers 

6. Cleaning and Fumigation Services

7. Consultancy Services

21. Insurance Companies

Interested Suppliers, Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers are to pick a Form from the Procurement Unit Annex at Room 001 upon the payment of a non-refundable fee of one hundred Ghana Cedis(GHS100.00), complete it and attach the under listed documents for submission. 

1. Company Profile ( Business location, Address, and major product/business line)

2. Certificate of Business Registration with TIN (Re-registration)

3. Company Registration Certificate Renewal where applicable

4. Certificate to Commence Business where applicable

5. VAT Registration Certificate

6. Valid Tax Clearance Certificate

7. Valid SSNIT Clearance Certificate

8. Works and Housing Certificate where applicable

9. Evidence of good corporate membership of the requisite professional bodies.

10. Any other relevant document

These documents should be delivered in sealed envelopes marked ‘REGISTRATION AS SUPPLIER, CONTRACTOR and SERVICE PROVIDER’ and put in a Tender Box placed on the 4th Floor of the GRA head Office Building not later than 14th July, 2017.

 

ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION 

GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY HEAD OFFICE,

MINISTRIES – ACCRA. OPPOSITE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM

4TH FLOOR, TENDER BOX (BY THE SECURITY DESK)

 

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Filing Of Returns by Employers

The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to request all employers to submit the Employer’s Annual Tax Deduction Schedules for the 2016 Year of Assessment which shall specify tax withheld in respect of each employee not later than 30th April, 2017.

Employer’s Annual Tax Deduction Schedules are available at the Large Taxpayer Office (LTO), Medium Taxpayer Offices (MTOs) and Small Taxpayer Offices (STOs) throughout the country and the GRA website www.gra.gov.gh.

NOTE:  Employers are to note that failure to furnish a Return of Income within the time stipulated attracts a penalty of GH¢500 and a further penalty of GH¢10 for each day that the failure continues.

 

 

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