President Akufo-Addo has announced that starting from April 1, 2021, the Ghana Card will replace the Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) issued by the Ghana Revenue Authority.
According to the president, the National Identification Authority has successfully registered close to 15 million Ghanaians thus it is just prudent for all these people to be enrolled onto the Tax roll.
Delivering the State of the Nations Address today in Parliament, President Akufo-Ado said:
“Mr Speaker for the first time, we have enrolled 15.5 million people onto the National Identity System [Ghana Card] and we will complete the process this year. From April 1, 2021, all National identification numbers will become Tax Identification Numbers [TINs]. In so doing, the number of persons registered by GRA for tax purposes will increase from the current three million to 15.5 million,” said the President.
The President also added that the Ghana Card numbers will eventually replace SSNIT Numbers and will be linked to other government or statutory services like the Birth and Death Registry, Banks Accounts, DVLA etc.
“This will increase the number of people on the SSNIT database from four million (4 million) to 15.5 million! The National ID numbers will also become NHIS numbers. Very soon we will link the National ID to all SIM cards, bank accounts, Births and Death Registry, DVLA, and passports.”