The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) have announced that the Ghana Card Unique Identification Number will be replacing the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with effect from April 1, 2021.
The GRA will be working with the National Identification Authority (NIA) and other relevant stakeholders to make this possible.
“The GRA in collaboration with the National Identification Authority and other relevant stakeholders are working to ensure that with effect from 1 April 2021, the Ghana card Unique Identification Number of the National Identification Authority replaces the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN),” Commissioner-General of the GRA, Rev. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah said.
He added: “Taxpayers will, therefore, be required to use the Ghana Card Identity Number for tax purposes as well. This replacement of identification will enable the organisations share important data and also help identify and rope in eligible taxpayers, especially in the informal sector. Taxpayers will also not spend time in acquiring TINs as they will use the Ghana Card Identity Number for tax purposes.”