PAYMENT OF WITHHOLDING TAXES – MAY, 2019
ALL WITHHOLDING TAX AGENTS TO NOTE
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to remind all withholding tax agents including VAT withholding agents appointed by the Commissioner-General 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. Withholding taxes for May, 2019 will therefore be due by 15th June, 2019.
Withholding taxes including withholding on VAT deducted from:
- Suppliers operating the VAT Standard Rate Scheme (12.5%)
- payment for the supply or use of goods,
- payment for supply of any works
- payment for the supply of services and other withheld taxes for May, 2019 are due by 15 June, 2019.
Pay all withheld taxes on due dates. All payments should be made with accompanying schedules, in both hard and soft copies, indicating gross amounts, the tax deducted and name(s) of taxpayer(s) from whom the taxes were withheld. VAT withholding agents must submit the VAT withholding returns.
Please note that failure to pay tax on due dates attracts an interest of 125% of the statutory rate, compounded monthly on the outstanding tax.
AS 15TH JUNE, 2019 FALLS ON A WEEKEND, PAYMENT OF WITHHOLDING TAXES MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE TAX OFFICE BY 12 NOON FRIDAY, 14TH JUNE, 2019