• About Us

    CORPORATE STATEMENT

    About GRA

    The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) was established in 2009 as a merger of the three revenue agencies, the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Value Added Tax Service (VATS) and the Revenue Agencies Governing Board (RAGB) in accordance with the Ghana Revenue Authority Act 2009, (Act 791).

    Our core mandate is to ensure maximum compliance with all relevant laws in order to ensure a sustainable revenue stream for government, trade facilitation and a controlled and safe flow of goods across the country’s borders.

    We also administer a number of international agreements that govern our relations with other tax jurisdictions and institutions such as World Customs Organisation Protocols, World Trade Organisation Protocols, Double Taxation and Exchange of Information Agreements.

    Since 2009, GRA has been introducing new technology, which will make it convenient and cheaper for taxpayers to file returns, pay taxes and comply with tax laws. Two key products that were introduced in 2018 were the Integrated Tax Application and Preparation Systems (iTaPS) and the Excise Tax Stamp Authenticator (ETSA).

    The Authority is headed by the Commissioner-General, with support from three (3) Commissioners in charge of the following divisions;

    1. Domestic Tax Revenue Division (DTRD)
    2. Customs Division (CD)
    3. Support Services Division (SSD)

    ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

    Domestic Tax Revenue Division (DTRD)

    DTRD is responsible for the collection of both domestic direct and indirect taxes. The Division’s core functions are to identify all taxpayers, assess the taxpayer for tax and levies, collect the taxes and levies such as Income Tax, Excise Tax Stamp, Mineral Royalties, Value Added Tax (VAT), National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL), Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund), Communications Service Tax (CST) and pay all amounts collected into the Consolidated Fund.

    Taxpayer Segmentation

    We have segmented our varied domestic taxpayers into:

    Large Taxpayers – These are large and complex organizations and businesses whose annual turnover is over GH₵ 5 million. These businesses are managed by the Large Taxpayer Office (LTO).

    Medium Taxpayers – These are businesses with an annual turnover of between GH₵ 5 million and GH₵ 90,000. These businesses are managed by fifteen (15) Medium Taxpayer Offices (MTOs) spread across the country.

    Small Taxpayers – These are small and micro businesses with annual turnover below GH₵ 90,000. There are fifty (50) Small Taxpayer Offices (STOs) spread across the country that cater for the special needs of these businesses to ensure that they comply with tax laws at minimal cost.

    Customs Division (CD)

    The Customs Division is responsible for the collection of taxes at the ports, borders and entry points. These include Import Duty, Import VAT, Export Duty, Petroleum Taxes and Import Excise, These taxes and levies are collected on general goods as well as vehicles. The Division also performs a preventive function by patrolling the country’s borders and other strategic locations.

    The Customs Division also performs agency duties on behalf of Ministries, Departments and Agencies. These duties relate to enforcing laws on prohibitions and restrictions of imports and exports, facilitation of international trade, foreign exchange control, public health, security and safety among others.

    Support Services Division (SSD)

    The Support Services Division (SSD) provides administrative and managerial support to DTRD and Customs Division to enable them perform their operational functions efficiently. The Support Service Division includes departments such as Finance, Administration, Human Resource, Training and Information Technology (IT).

    VISION

    To be a world-class revenue administration recognised for professionalism, integrity and excellence

    MISSION

    To mobilise revenue for national development in a transparent, fair, effective and efficient manner

    CORE VALUES

    • Integrity – Be fair and honest
    • Fairness – Provide consistent and standardised service
    • Service – Provide timely and accurate responses when dealing with our customers using channels of their choice
    • Teamwork – Work together to achieve our goals
    • Innovation – Build a culture that readily adapts to change in the operating environment
    • Professionalism –apply the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to meet stakeholder expectations
  • Top Management

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    REV. AMMISHADDAI OWUSU-AMOAH

    AG. COMMISSIONER-GENERAL
    • Ag. Commissioner- General GRA in June, 2019
    • About thirty years’ experience in Research, Corporate banking, SME and Retail Banking, Strategic Leadership, Strategic Planning and Corporate Restructuring across Africa
    • Former Group Head of Operations, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated

    Commissioners of GRA
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    MS. JULIE ESSIAM

    AG. COMMISSIONER, SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION
    • Ag. Commissioner Support Services Division GRA in June, 2019.
    • Expert in Trade Finance, Cash Management, Retail banking, Transformation Management, Human Resources, Public Affairs and Board member, Ecobank Zambia, and Ecobank Foundation
    • Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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    COL. KWADWO DAMOAH (RTD)

    AG. COMMISSIONER, CUSTOMS DIVISION
    • Ag. Commissioner, Customs Division of GRA in June, 2019
    • MA in International Affairs and Executive Masters in Finance, University of Ghana
    • Former Director, Manpower Planning (Human Resource) at the Ghana Armed Forces General Headquarters, Burma Camp
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    MR. EDWARD GYAMBRAH

    OFFICER-IN-CHARGE, DOMESTIC TAX REVENUE DIVISION
    • Officer-In-Charge, Domestic Tax Revenue Division in January, 2020
    • Former Deputy Commissioner, Large Taxpayer Office (LTO)
    • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA), Ghana
    • Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana
  • Management Board

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    PROF. EMERITUS STEPHEN ADEI

    BOARD CHAIRMAN

    • Professor Emeritus of Leadership and Economics, Ashesi University
    • First Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
    • Former President, Chartered Institute of Marketing
    • Chairman, National Development Planning Commission
    • Former Board Chairman of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
    • Former Chief of Directorate, UNDP Africa, New York and UN Resident Coordinator in Namibia
    • Co-Founder, Ghana Christian International High School

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    REV AMMISHADDAI OWUSU-AMOAH
    AG. COMMISSIONER-GENERAL
    • Ag. Commissioner- General GRA in June, 2019
    • About thirty years’ experience in Research, Corporate banking, SME and Retail Banking, Strategic Leadership, Strategic Planning and Corporate Restructuring across Africa
    • Former Group Head of Operations, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
    • Former CEO and Managing Director of Bank of Africa, Tanzania
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    EUGENE ASANTE OFOSUHENE
    PRIVATE SECTOR
    • Former Controller and Accountant-General of Ghana
    • Lecturer, Public Sector Accounts and Finance at GIMPA
    • Public Finance Specialist and Consultant to the World Bank
    • Member of ICA, fellow ACCA, MBA (Finance) Legon
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    ERNEST D. AKORE
    MINISTRY OF FINANCE
    • Accomplished Banking Executive and a Technical Advisor to the Minister of Finance
    • Former Executive Director of the Databank Retail Services Unit
    • Former Chief Operating Officer of the Trust Bank Limited, The Gambia
    • Former Lead Consultant in reconstructing the Women’s Banking, Ghana Limited
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    ADELAIDE AHWIRENG
    PRIVATE SECTOR
    • BSc. Bulding Technology (KNUST), Executive Certificate in Management in Leadership-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    • Board Chairman to the Ghana Tourism Authority
    • A leading woman entrepreneur and CEO of Fio Enterprises Limited
    • Member of the Advisory Board of the Ministry of Trade and Industry
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    PATRICK NIMO
    MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
    • Chief Director, Trade and Industry
    • Policy and Project Management Consultant
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    DR. MAXWELL OPOKU AFARI
    BANK OF GHANA
    • Currently the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana
    • Former member of the Government of Ghana’s Capital Markets Committee
    • Former Specialist Assistant to the Governor of the Bank of Ghana and Head of the Special Studies Division in the Research Department
    • Former Deputy Division Chief in the Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa