FILING OF 2018 TAX RETURNS

APRIL AS CLIENT SERVICE MONTH

  • Did you earn income as an employee with employment income as your only source of income in 2018?
  • Did you earn income as an employee with other sources of income in 2018?
  • Did you earn income as a company in 2018 whose basis period coincides with the Government year of assessment from January to December?
  • Did you earn income as a director of a company in 2018?
  • Did you earn income as a partner in a partnership in 2018?
  • Did you earn income operating as a partnership in 2018?
  • Did you earn income as a self-employed operating as a sole proprietor in 2018?
  • Did you earn investment income in 2018
  • Did you earn income from employment, business and investment in 2018?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) reminds you that in accordance with the Income Tax Act, 2015 (Act 896) and the Revenue Administration Act, 2016 (Act 915), you are obliged to file your 2018 tax returns by 30th April, 2019.

The returns shall specify:

  1. the assessable income for the year from employment, business and investment whichever is applicable;
  2. the chargeable income for the year and the tax payable with respect to that income
  • tax paid by you in 2018 by withholding, installment or assessment;
  1. the remainder of the tax to be paid for 2018.

In anticipation of the influx of persons visiting GRA offices to file their 2018 tax returns, GRA has declared April 2018 as the Client Service Month, during which GRA staff are to render quality services to taxpayers and all who call. Taxpayers and all visitors to our offices should demand the highest professional standards from GRA staff.

Remember that late filing of returns attracts a penalty of GH¢500 and a further penalty of GH¢10 each day the return is not submitted.

FILE YOUR RETURNS, PAY YOUR TAXES, MOVE GHANA BEYOND AID.

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