The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has discovered that over 10 million holders of the Ghana Card, a national identity card issued by the National Identification Authority (NIA), have not registered as taxpayers.
The GRA received 15.99 million Ghana Card records from the NIA database, but only 3.08 million of them matched with its existing 5.74 million Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs).
This means that 2.66 million existing taxpayers could not be linked with their Ghana Card records, and 12.91 million Ghana Card holders have no TINs at all.
The Commissioner-General of the GRA, Rev. Dr Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah, told the Daily Graphic that the GRA had more than 5.74 million TIN records, but only 3.08 million could be matched with the NIA records, leaving 2.66 million unmatched.
He said that the unmatched TIN records had been distributed to their assigned Taxpayer Service Centres for further action.