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Tax Defaults Registrar General calls off sanctions to defaulting companies

The suspension is due to ongoing strike action by the Civil  and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana, of which the staff in charge of the exercise belong.

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The Registrar General’s department has had to suspend the planned exercise to check companies who have failed to file their tax returns.

The suspension is due to ongoing strike action by the Civil  and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana, of which the staff in charge of the exercise belong.

The Association embarked on the strike action to drive home demands for the payment of their interim premium allowances.

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The exercise, that was supposed to have commenced on Monday, August 1 , 2016, is geared towards sanctioning businesses who have defaulted in filing their returns.

Businesses who fail to comply, would be charged a daily penalty of GHC300 in addition to all taxes defaulted on between first August and 31 December.

All companies that fail to comply with the directive will have their revoked from the documents of the Registrar General.

 Public Relations Officer of the Registrar General’s Department, Constance Adomah Sakyi reveals that many businesses are yet to comply with the direction.

“We decided that we will apply the stated penalties because we have issued enough notice for people   to file their annual returns. But there are more companies on the database who are yet to file their returns. We were supposed to be applying the sanctions from August, 1, 2016, but we couldn’t because of CLOGSAG’s strike.”

Constance Adomah Sakyi spoke to Accra-based Citi Fm.

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