PSCAG pledges to aid government’s revenue mobilisation drive

PSCAG pledges to aid government’s revenue mobilisation drive


The Private Sector Anti-Corruption Group (PSCAG) an association led institution made up of various Chambers in the country held a closed-door discussion with officials of the Ghana Revenue Authority with the goal to assist the country to increase domestic revenue mobilisation and discuss some associated challenges with tax collection.

The encounter held on Wednesday, June 10 at the Villa Boutique Hotel in Osu was attended by representatives of the GRA, PwC, KPMG, EY and heads of the various Chambers of Commerce in the country.

Speaking on reforms at the GRA to aid tax collection, Deputy Commissioner Daniel Edisi, outlined new digital approaches to mobilise revenue across various sectors of the economy.

“Payment of taxes will be cashless and digital to speed up time spent paying taxes and improve accountability in the tax collection process”

In answering questions on the perception of harassment from GRA officials, Mr. Edisi urged the attendees to take advantage of the newly created Tax Audit and Quality Assurance Department (TAQA) to report such officers for investigations and swift sanctions applied.

“Report these recalcitrant officers on condition of unanimity to TAQA and they will be punished accordingly if investigated and found guilty”

Mr. Dominic Naab and Mr. Victor Akogo also of the GRA addressed attendees and answered questions pertaining to withholding taxes, VAT, exemptions and tax assessment. They advised businesses to desist from making false representations during tax audits. The trade associations also applauded government for its digital drive in tax collection, but urged the GRA to communicate and engage with businesses on regular basis. They also called on government as a matter of urgency to broaden the tax net and operationalise the TAX APPEALS BOARD.