The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has warned that it will not spare any of its officers who will be implicated in taking bribes before registering people for Tax Identification Numbers (TIN).
There have been allegations that some officers have been requesting money from taxpayers before registering them.
The issue is also cited as contributing to delays in the registration process in some instances.
According to the principal Revenue Officer at the GRA, Eric Anthony he said such officials will not sail through with their act.
“Any staff who works under the command has been adequately warned that TIN is not paid for; it is a free service from the Republic to the citizenry so there should be no occasion that anybody should pay anything before being issued the unique number,” he stressed.
He, however, lamented the quest by some Ghanaians to facilitate processes by giving out cash or other favours.
“If we the citizens of Ghana do understand that TIN is not paid for, and it is within our rights to go and take the number for free, why do we have to accept to give money to the tax official in a bid to get the TIN? So in a way, if you did that and you didn’t take your receipt for the money you have paid, then you have contributed to some form of illegality.”