GRA closes China Mall for refusing to fix electronic VAT system


The enforcement team of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has locked the Chinese retail shop, China Mall, and its warehouses on the Spintex Road and Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region.

The action, follows the inability of the company to fix its electronic tax collection system to enable the GRA access the data.

The GRA on October 1, 2022, started the Electronic VAT system to block leakages in revenue collection as well as ascertain the actual income of businesses.

According to the Accra Area Enforcement Manager, Joseph Annan, the action has become necessary after many attempts to get the company to comply with the law failed.

“This is just for them to fix their system for the electronic VAT. We have engaged them on several occasions to get this simple system fixed.  The place shall be sealed and locked until they comply with the law”.

“This is part of the enforcement exercise which we are doing at all China Mall branches”, he told Joy Business.

Meanwhile, managers of the mall got a wind of the action and closed the shopping centre even before the enforcement team arrived at the premises.

Again, workers at the warehouse were protesting during the action.

Mr. Annan stated that the GRA will extend the exercise to all branches of China Mal in the country.



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