How To Apply For Tax Identification Number (TIN) In Ghana – Every patriot citizen pays their taxes because it helps the government grow the economy of that country. Ghana has a fast-growing economy and needs to keep up with the demands of its citizens.
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What is TIN? The Tax Identification Number (TIN) is a unique Identification Number issued to taxpayers for official transactions. Getting a TIN is free. To pay tax, one must get a TIN. It is an offence to not have a TIN as a taxpayer.
Why do you need a TIN?
You need a TIN to be able to;
- Open a bank account
- Apply for a Passport
- Get a driver’s licence.
- Register your vehicle
- Transact business with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)
- Register your business
- Clear goods from a port or airport,
These are all great reasons why you need a TIN, but this is How you can get a TIN in Ghana.
Before you get a TIN
Requirement; For Individuals
- Valid Drivers’ License,
- Valid Passport,
- Voters ID,
- National Identification Card
- Certificate of incorporation,
- Commencement certificate,
- Partnership certificate,
- External company letter
To apply for your TIN online;
Complete a simple form online “Online TIN Form“. If your registration is successful you will get an email from GRA. GRA will tell you by SMS when your certificate is ready. You will need to collect your certificate from your local Domestic Tax Revenue Division office
How long will it take to get my TIN?
The Law provides for 21 days to process TIN. You should therefore get your TIN certificate within 21 days.
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