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27.04.2005 Regional News

Ashanti IRS collects 440 million from tax stamp in two months.

By GNA

Kumasi, April.27, GNA - The Ashanti Regional office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collected a total of 440 million cedis from the tax stamp between February and March this year. Mr James Anaman Assistant Commissioner of Tax in-charge of Ashanti made this known at a filing of tax returns education campaign programme in Kumasi on Wednesday.

The exercise is an educational campaign programme embarked upon by the IRS to inculcate tax compliance into taxpayers.

Mr Anaman said after the initial grumbling by some trade associations in the informal sector, the response to the tax stamp had been encouraging with the leaders of some of the association buying the stamps for their members.

He said the education programme was aimed at enlightening the taxpayers to file their returns to enable the IRS to determine their tax liabilities and relieves available to them.

He said the individual tax relief could be implemented only when individuals had filed their returns to enable the IRS to determine their status.

Among those who filed their returns at the exercise were the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Sampson Kwaku Boafo and his deputy, Mrs Patricia Appiagyei.

Others were some directors of private companies and organisations in the Kumasi metropolis.

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