COMMENCEMENT OF THE USE OF GHANA CARD PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER AS TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER


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MEDIA RELEASE
COMMENCEMENT OF THE USE OF GHANA CARD PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER AS TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Registrar-General’s Department (RGD) in
collaboration with the National Identification Authority (NIA) wish to inform the general public that,
effective April 1, 2021, the Ghana card Personal Identification Number (Ghana card PIN) will
replace the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) of individuals issued by the GRA for tax
identification purposes. This change is in line with Government’s policy on the use of a unique
identifier for all transactions where the identification of an individual is required.
To ensure a seamless roll-out of this initiative, the following measures have been instituted:

  1. Registration officials of the National Identification Authority (NIA) are currently stationed at
    fourteen (14) GRA offices across the country to register individuals who do not possess a
    Ghana card. The Registration officials will be at the following GRA/RGD offices:
    i. TIN Centre, Registrar-General’s Department, Accra
    ii. TIN Centre, Customs Long Room, Tema
    iii. Taxpayer Service Centre, Spintex Road
    iv. Taxpayer Service Centre, Adabraka
    v. Taxpayer Service Centre 1, Tema
    vi. Taxpayer Service Centre, Koforidua
    vii. Taxpayer Service Centre, Cape Coast
    viii. Taxpayer Service Centre, Takoradi
    ix. Taxpayer Service Centre, Asokwa
    x. Taxpayer Service Centre, Sunyani
    xi. Taxpayer Service Centre, Ho
    xii. Taxpayer Service Centre, Bolgatanga
    xiii. Taxpayer Service Centre, Wa
    Registration officials of the National Identification Authority (NIA) will eventually be stationed at
    sixty-three (63) other GRA locations to serve all taxpayers.
  2. There will be a transition period from April 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 where both the
    TIN and Ghana Card PIN may be used simultaneously as the unique number for tax
    identification purposes. After this period, it is expected that all existing TINs will be replaced
    with the Ghana Card PIN.
  3. A Self-Service portal has been made available on the GRA website (www.gra.gov.gh) for
    existing taxpayers who have registered and have been issued with Ghana card to link their
    Ghana card PIN to their TIN.4. Any taxpayer with a Ghana card must present it at any GRA office to be registered as a taxpayer.
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  1. It must be noted that, for transactions such as the filing of returns, payment of taxes, clearing of
    goods, registering of businesses, the Ghana card PIN should be quoted on the documentation
    (Application Forms, Returns and Schedules) supporting the transactions.
    We continue to rely on the continued cooperation of all taxpayers, individuals and organisations
    in this exercise.
    Issued by:
    Ghana Revenue Authority
    National Identification Authority
    Registrar-General’s Department

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