Bawumia launches iTaPS: individuals to file annual tax returns via mobile phones or computers online

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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia today launched the Integrated Tax Application Preparation System (iTaPS) at the 2019 Tax & Good Governance Week of the Ghana Revenue Authority.

This comes exactly a year after he challenged the management of the GRA to come up with a simplified electronic filing system that will enable taxpayers to file their returns using their phones or computers at their convenience.

The iTaPS is an electronic (e-service) platform that will help individuals to prepare, apply for and receive Ghana Revenue Authority services, especially Tax related issues.

The Integrated Tax Application Preparation System (iTaPS) which has been developed by the GRA will offer individuals the leverage and latitude to sit in the convenience of their homes or offices and in any part of the world and file their annual tax returns without necessarily moving to the offices of the GRA.

It also affords individuals the convenience of filing their tax returns even during weekends on Saturdays and Sundays and at any time of day.

Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Emmanuel Kofi Nti, addressing senior journalists and editors of the various media outlets as part of the Tax and Good Governance Week celebrations noted that the new system will ensure improved voluntary tax compliance and also reduce the cost of operations of GRA in terms of working with hard copies or continuing with the manual way of filing tax returns.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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