The Domestic Tax Revenue Division (DTRD) of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) operating in Wa, Upper West Region, has acknowledged and honored nine exceptional taxpayers for their commitment and adherence to tax obligations.

During a ceremony held at the Wa Kejetia Market, the Wa Small Taxpayer Office (STO) presented citations to the awardees, which included a diverse range of entities.

Among the recipients were three hospitability establishments, three service-oriented businesses, and three retail enterprises.

The recognized entities are as follows:

Jam Guest House, Bundaana Lodge, Sem B Lodge, Namoo and Sons Co. Limited, Zakaria Iddrisu, Sunny Best Co. Ltd, Licos Enterprise, E-Kash Business and Communication Limited, Diligence Consult.

Mr. Samuel Kofi Adangbe, Chief Revenue Officer of the Wa STO, explained that this award marks the first of its kind in the region.

While the initial recognition of top taxpayers was carried out at the national level, where each region nominated one or two names, this local initiative is more comprehensive.

It evaluates aspects such as the amount of tax paid, the variety of taxes paid, the timeliness of payments, adherence to compliance, meticulous record keeping of tax receipts and related documents, prompt issuance of VAT invoices, and timely submission of tax returns to GRA.

Mr. Adangbe clarified that the Wa STO oversees the Savannah Region and parts of the Upper West Region, including Wa Municipal, Daffiama-Bussie-Issah, Wa East, and Wa West Districts. The Lawra office handles the remaining districts in the region.

Assistant Commissioner Aaron Kanor, Wa Sector Commander of the Customs Division, reiterated that the GRA is responsible for assessing, collecting, and accounting for taxes, along with ensuring a high level of compliance.

Source: The Independent Ghana

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