A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is a 11-digit unique number generated by GRA for persons including corporate entities upon application.
It is part of efforts to improve tax compliance and broaden the tax net in Ghana. The GRA as part of its operational standards pledges to generate the number within 48 hours upon application accompanied with a valid national identification number such as Driver’s license, Passport, Voter’s ID.
Here are 10 things you cannot do without TIN
- Clearing goods from the port
- -Obtain a tax clearance certificate from GRA
- -Open a bank account
- -Register your company at the Registrars General’s Department or any District Assembly office
- -Receiving any payment from the Controller and Accountant General or a District Assembly in respect of a contract for the supply of any goods or provisions of any services
- -Obtain payment for contracts done for the government
- -File a case in the courts
- -Obtain a passport from the passport office
- -Obtain a driver’s license and register your vehicle at the DVLA
- -Bid for contracts from a government agency