Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that the government should be able to increase the number of registered taxpayers to at least sixteen million by the end of this year.
This he says should also impact on the revenue collected from the taxpaying population. Dr. Bawumia explained that this should be achieved through the transfer of all national ID numbers collated under the various card registrations to Tax Identification Numbers to track people who are yet to be captured under the tax net.
Already, the GRA is working to exceed its revenue target for this year after hitting the mark last year.
Dr. Bawumia made the remarks at the official ceremony to rebrand Barclays Bank Ghana into Absa Ghana Limited.
Many say government’s digitization efforts had led to reforms at various agencies. The introduction of the technology at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, for instance, has gradually eliminated the ‘’Goro boys’’ which was formerly a problem.
Government intends to introduce more reforms to push its digitization agenda.