Borderless Alliance Holds Advocacy Meeting with Ghana Revenue Authority over Charging of Withholding on Foreign Trucks and VAT on Trucking Services by Ghanaian Registered Trucks

Borderless Alliance, on the 24 June, 2015 held an advocacy meeting with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to discuss issues relating to the levying of withholding tax on foreign trucks and VAT on trucking services by Ghanaian registered trucks. The meeting, which was a follow up on an earlier one held with the Commissioner General of the GRA in March 2015 was attended by Borderless Alliance, the Ghana Shippers’ Authority and the USAID Trade Hub and Partners Network.

The GRA was represented by Mr. Gabriel katamani –Commissioner in Charge of Support Services; Mr. Wallace Akondor –Commissioner in charge of the Customs Division and Mr.Kwasi Jumah -Ag. Commissioner in charge of Domestic Tax Division.Reacting to the concern of levying of withholding tax on foreign trucks, the Ag. Commissioner noted that shortly after the earlier meeting in March, a meeting of Divisional heads was called and which came out with a recommendation that a technical team be put in place to study the situation.

He added that the technical team has since presented its report which is being studied. On the charging of VAT on trucking services by Ghanaian registered trucks, the Commissioner in charge of the Customs Division gave the assurance that the request shall be granted if it is proven that there is a case of double taxation.

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