AREA OFFICES

With the transformation of the Domestic Tax Revenue Division offices, the new Taxpayer Service Centres will report to and be managed by Area Offices. Headed by Area Managers, these Area Offices will bring supervision close to the DTRD offices, and offer centralised audit and enforcement functions. The Area Office is also responsible for providing support staff for all Taxpayer Service Centres. The Area Managers are responsible for each Area’s Taxpayer Service Centres. They report to relevant head office Deputy Commissioners who are assigned areas and held responsible for the performance of all tax offices under their management. There are ten (10) designated Areas across the country with the Ashanti Region as one (1) area, the Greater Accra Region divided into four (4) areas and the remaining regions being grouped into Western/Central, Eastern/Volta, Bono/Ahafo, Northern/Upper East and Upper West/Savannah Areas. Each Area will have an Area Office to properly oversee the Taxpayer Service Centres, Audit and Enforcement in that Area.

AREAS & AREA OFFICES

Areas & Area Offices

SRL NO. AREA AREA OFFICE FORMER DTRD OFFICE/ LOCATION
1 TEMA/LEGON LEGON TSC/ AREA OFFICE LEGON MTO
TEMA TSC 1/AREA OFFICE ANNEX TEMA MTO
2  KANESHIE/ACHIMOTA DEDICATED AREA OFFICE KANESHIE MTO
3 SPINTEX/OSU NEW AREA OFFICE NEW OFFICE LOCATED CLOSE TO THE TESHIE-NUNGUA STO
4 ADABRAKA /  AGBOGBLOSHIE DEDICATED AREA OFFICE AGBOGBLOSHIE MTO
5  ASHANTI DEDICATED AREA OFFICE ASOKWA MTO
AREA OFFICE ANNEX SUAME MTO
6 WESTERN/CENTRAL TAKORADI TSC 1 /AREA OFFICE TAKORADI MTO
7 EASTERN/VOLTA DEDICATED AREA OFFICE KOFORIDUA MTO
AREA OFFICE ANNEX HO MTO
8 BONO/AHAFO DEDICATED AREA OFFICE SUNYANI MTO
9 NORTHERN/UPPER EAST DEDICATED AREA OFFICE TAMALE MTO
10 UPPER WEST/SAVANNAH WA TSC / AREA OFFICE WA STO

 

 

CATEGORIES OF TAXPAYERS AND OBLIGATIONS

The LTO taxpayers consist mainly of the following:

  • Taxpayers with annual turnover of less than GH₵5 million
  • All mining/petroleum and financial institutions
  • Subsidiary companies of companies in above-mentioned categories and other taxpayers identified by the Commissioner-General
  • Taxpayers with complex tax issues that need expertise

The LTO taxpayers contribute approximately 70% of total Domestic Tax Revenue Division (DTRD) tax revenue.

OBLIGATIONS OF LARGE TAXPAYERS

Taxpayer obligations include but are not limited to:

  • Filing and payment of taxes on due dates
  • Maintenance of proper records
  • Making records available for auditing, etc.