VAT Registration refers to the set of procedures by which a person can register with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
Any person, natural or otherwise, can apply for VAT Registration or Excise Tax Registration in the Ghana if they satisfy certain conditions. Only such persons who hold a valid Ghanaian ID Card or Tax Registration Number as issued by GRA have the right to collect and remit tax in Ghana.
Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) through its continuous planning and commitment has ensured that the process of VAT registration is quite minimal. The entire process of VAT registration is done online.
A person who wishes to avail of VAT registration shall create an e-services account in the GRA portal using their e-mail address.
During the course of registration various document shall be submitted for verification of GRA some of which are given below for your reference:
As per Ghana VAT Law, there are two types of VAT registrations in Ghana. One is Mandatory VAT Registration & the other is Voluntary VAT Registration.
Federal Tax Authority has clarified that a person can apply for an exception from VAT registration in Ghana if 100% of his supplies/sales are Zero-rated as per the provisions of the Law. Such persons who want to opt for the exception from VAT registration shall notify the authority about their decision through the VAT registration form. Authority, if they feel such an exception is reasonable, will accept the application of the exception.
As per GRA VAT laws, any person conducting business in Ghana is not allowed to have more than one VAT Registration number. Any person who has economic, financial or regulatory interests in multiple organizations may group their entities under one tax group.
Such grouping of businesses under one tax group eases the compliance requirements of the Ghana VAT Laws. The tax group shall be considered as one single entity for the purposes of Ghana VAT. Any transactions between the entities inside the tax group shall be out of the scope of Ghana VAT.
Though it is perceived that the process of tax registration in Ghana is simpler when compared to many other tax regimes across the globe; it comes with its own set of hassles.
During the process of VAT registration, which is a seven-step procedure, various documents and details need to be filled in. Arranging the information accurately requires great knowledge and persistence. That is where our tax registration service comes in handy.
We are at the forefront of Ghana VAT since its inception and have handled tens of thousands of clients successfully.
Our experts can guide you through the procedures and help you compile the necessary documents as sought by GRA.
Further, we have noted that GRA seeks explanations or clarifications on the details submitted which can be overwhelming for inexperienced minds. We will ensure that all the queries from GRA are answered within the stipulated time.
We, PISTIS And Associates are a registered tax agency firm in Ghana with tax Company TIN number C0004351207 .
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