The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), through its revenue mobilization task force has embarked on a national exercise aimed at prosecuting all business entities who fails to issue out tax invoices to their clients.

Speaking to the media at the headquarters of the GRA in Accra, the Coordinator of the special task force, Mr. Henry Sam, revealed that, based on investigations by the Bureau of National Investigation, test purchases were undertaken on 42 businesses suspected of wrongdoing but only three were vindicated of any infractions.

The 39 culprits identified, were guilty of one or more of the following infractions; selective issuance of VAT invoices, issuance of own invoices without approval, suppression of sales and under declaration of VAT and other taxes.

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He indicated that, the GRA has been able to collect an amount of GHC128.6 million from 164 taxpayers, since the beginning of the January 2017 to August 11, 2017.

The lawbreakers would be arraigned before the court and charged with the following offences; failure to issue VAT invoices, failure to pay tax and failure to comply with the tax laws.

Mr. Henry Sam further appealed to the general public to always insist for the VAT invoices on all taxable goods and services and also report any infractions they notice in the businesses around them.

“The long arm of the law will surely catch up with you. ” He warned all recalcitrant businesses.

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By:Sammy Adjei/Newsghana.com.gh