Peeps, the government has made a new directive and as it is, we must follow it.
The government has directed that every Ghanaian who is required to pay tax, or could be paying tax in the near future, must get their own Tax Identification Number (TIN).
This is a unique number used to identify individual taxpayers.
Now, starting April 1, 2018, banks, the Passport Office, the DVLA, the Registrar General’s Department, among other offices will not offer their services to any individual or a business entity who does not have a TIN.
If you know you’re going to create an account or get your driver’s license, after April 1, then you really need to get your TIN.
Note, this is not April Fool, it’s that real.
You will need a TIN to do the following as well;
(a) to clear any goods in commercial quantities from any port or factory
(b) to register any title to land, interest in land or any document affecting land
(c) to obtain any Tax Clearance Certificate from the Internal Revenue Service, Customs Excise and Preventive Service or the Value Added Tax Service.
(d) to obtain a Certificate to commence business or a business permit issued by the Registrar-General or a District Assembly
(e) to receive payment from the Controller and Accountant General or a District Assembly in respect of a contract for the supply of any goods or provision of any services.
You have all the month of March to get your TIN.