The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), following a fire outbreak that occurred Sunday morning at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle office, has directed taxpayers to transact tax businesses with some other offices, effective December 2.
The statement released by the Authority indicated that the affected building houses the Large Taxpayers Office, the Adabraka Medium Taxpayers Office and some staff from GRA Head office.
In view of this, LTO taxpayers and Medium taxpayers have been asked to execute their business transactions as the GRA Head Office and the Adabraka Small Taxpayer Office respectively.
“All LTO Taxpayers should transact their business at Kinbu Sub LTO located at GRA Head office (Ministries).
Adabraka Medium Taxpayers should transact their tax business at the Adabraka Small Taxpayer Office located near Adabraka Police Station,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the statement added that the relevant authorities were investigating the circumstances that led to the inferno which caused “extensive damage.”
In furtherance, the GRA assured the general public that their systems backup was effective to ensure file recovery and business continuity.
Meanwhile in a related development, Management of the GRA has debunked rumours that some GHS 147million had been lost after the fire outbreak.
The GRA Board Chairman, Professor Stephen Adei, speaking to the press on Sunday, indicated that the information was untrue.
Prof Adei noted that important documents have been secured since the Authority has a safe backup system in place.
The GRA Board Chair also said the fire should not prevent citizens from transacting businesses with other branches of GRA.