GCNet, GRA Collaborate To Enhance Tax Automation

The Domestic Tax Revenue Division (DTRD) of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has migrated 67 tax offices across the country onto the Total Revenue Integrated Processing Systems (tripsTM) for revenue collection.

This was with support from its technical partner, the Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet).

TripsTM is a software for tax administration designed and deployed by GCNet as a business automation process system that seeks to streamline and bring transparency into the operations of the GRA DTRD.

Completion of the nationwide rollout of tax offices shall ensure that the whole country is covered to broaden the tax base and also facilitate the Tax Identification Number (TIN) registration.

Forty one (41) offices were migrated onto tripsTMin 2017, resulting in increased revenue mobilisation by GRA from GH¢12 billion collected in 2016 to GH¢15.7 billion collected in 2017 through the system.

Communications Manager of GCNet, Aba Lokko, announced this when GCNet presented various logistical items to 15 tax offices for the continued and improved use of tripsTM.

Mrs Lokko explained that with the automation of tax administration offices all over the country, taxpayers can sit in the comfort of their homes or offices to transact business with the GRA DTRD through the online services associated with tripsTM while taxpayers (clients) have the opportunity to view all transactions on their accounts at any given time.

The offices that received items include the Agbogbloshie STO, Kasoa STO, Sunyani MTO, Spintex MTO and Asokwa MTO.

Others are Adabraka MTO, Agbogbloshie MTO, Kaneshie STO, Mataheko STO and Ho STO.

The rest are Assin Fosu STO, Agona Swedru STO, Cape Coast MTO, Koforidua MTO, Sunyani MTO, Large Tax Office (LTO), Spintex MTO, Teshie Nungua STO, Madina STO and Adenta STO.

TripsTM integrates seamlessly with a number of other government systems, including the National Identification Authority (NIA) and Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) for the automated validation of individual identity documents; Registrar-General’s Department for the automated creation of Company TINs and sharing of company directors and shareholders data, GRA Customs Division for the identification of importers and exporters, as well as the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department for revenue reporting.

Source: Daily Guide

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