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Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Nti is a banker, economist, statistician, accountant and tax expert with experience spanning over thirty (30) years.

He holds a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana and a combined Master’s degree in

Economic and Financial Forecasting from the London Metropolitan University.

He is a Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Ghana; Fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA); United

Kingdom and Member of Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana.

He started his career as an Economist with the Bank of Ghana where he worked in the Development Finance, Rural Banking, Banking Supervision

and the Treasury Departments.

 
He left the Central Bank as the Head of the Treasury Information Statistics Office (TISO) of the Treasury Department where his work

involved collaborating extensively with the Research Department, reporting on the foreign currency denominated receipts and payments

through the Central Bank, the Open Position of banks, and the Central Bank’s Cash Flow.

He was the first Secretary of the Foreign Exchange Reserve Management Committee that manages the Central Bank’s investments and

reserves.

He worked at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning as a consultant and was instrumental in the setting up of the Tax Policy Unit (TPU)

in 2006 with objectives that include: providing a platform for developing and maintaining an effective tax policy making framework.

The TPU was tasked with providing alternative measures for growth and stability in government’s revenues; analysis of tax policy effects on

different groups; building the requisite database and analysing the contents for policy formulation, conducting impact assessment and evaluation

of tax policies.

The TPU collaborates extensively with the Ghana Revenue Authority which implements policies that are pioneered by the TPU.

Mr. Nti was the Head of the Tax Policy Unit at the Ministry of Finance from 2006 to 2012 during which period he spearheaded the formation of the

Revenue Forecasting team composed of staff from the Ministry of Finance, Ghana Revenue Authority and the Statistical Service; introduction of

the Communication Service Tax; creation of the Customer Services Unit of the then Internal Revenue Service; and reforming the Petroleum and

Mining fiscal regimes.

Until recently he served as a Consultant Economist and Tax Expert, Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases Department of the World Health

Organisation (WHO) Africa Region, working from the WHO Office in Kampala, Uganda and then as resident consultant in Ghana.

In this role, he provided technical support on economic and taxation issues to Sub-Sahara African countries including amongst others, providing

training on various areas of economics of tobacco, technical assistance in building South-South cooperation in the areas of tobacco taxation,

health, and economic cost studies.

He has served as an adjunct lecturer at the Ashesi University and the Central University. At Ashesi, he taught final year Bachelor of Science

(Administration) students in International Finance while at the Central University he taught International Trade and International Economics in the

MBA programme.

He is married with four children.

GRA- INTEGRITY FAIRNESS SERVICE

ALL WITHHOLDING TAX AGENTS TO NOTE

AAre you aware 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?

Do you know that 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 August 2016 are due by 15th February , 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

It has come to the notice of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority that some importers, traders, shipping agents and clearing agents are in the habit of falsifying, faking or altering documents covering their consignments of goods imported with the aim of evading the payment of the correct and appropriate duties and taxes.

These documents include invoices, bills of lading, sales contracts, bank payment documents and even the Customs Classification and Valuation Reports.

The conduct constitutes an offence under Section 123 of the Customs Act 2015, (Act 891).

The public is hereby warned that any importer, trader, shipping agent or clearing agent who is caught in this practice shall be sanctioned in accordance with section 121 of Act 891.  The sanctions include:

(i) Forfeiture to the State of the goods in respect of which the offence is committed.
(ii) A fine of not more than two thousand, five hundred penalty units or a term of imprisonment of not more than five years or both.

Where an officer of the Customs Division is found to have condoned and/or connived in the commission of an offence as referred to above, such officer shall be disciplined in accordance with the internal disciplinary procedures and where necessary such officer may also be prosecuted accordingly.

The public is hereby advised.

COMMISSIONER-GENERAL

 

It has come to the notice of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority that some importers, traders, shipping agents and clearing agents are in the habit of falsifying, faking or altering documents covering their consignments of goods imported with the aim of evading the payment of the correct and appropriate duties and taxes.

These documents include invoices, bills of lading, sales contracts, bank payment documents and even the Customs Classification and Valuation Reports.

The conduct constitutes an offence under Section 123 of the Customs Act 2015, (Act 891).

The public is hereby warned that any importer, trader, shipping agent or clearing agent who is caught in this practice shall be sanctioned in accordance with section 121 of Act 891.  The sanctions include:

(i) Forfeiture to the State of the goods in respect of which the offence is committed.
(ii) A fine of not more than two thousand, five hundred penalty units or a term of imprisonment of not more than five years or both.

Where an officer of the Customs Division is found to have condoned and/or connived in the commission of an offence as referred to above, such officer shall be disciplined in accordance with the internal disciplinary procedures and where necessary such officer may also be prosecuted accordingly.

The public is hereby advised.

COMMISSIONER-GENERAL

 


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