GRA shuts down Pasico Ghana over non-payment of taxes
The Ghana Revenue Authority has locked up the offices of Pasico Ghana Limited for the non-payment of taxes in excess of GH¢4.8 million.
The Special Revenue Mobilization Taskforce of the tax-collecting agency in its routine checks on companies as part of efforts to increase tax compliance locked up the company’s office in James Town, Accra.
GRA’s action follows a similar exercise yesterday where two Chinese nationals managing Dada Foods Company Limited, producers of artificial fruit juices located at Kpone were arrested for evading taxes and falsifying VAT invoices.
Ignatius Sabla, Principal Revenue Officer, in charge of debt management and compliance at the GRA, Ignatius Sabla stated all efforts to get Pasico to fulfill their tax obligations have failed.
“Pasico has been owing GRA for some time now. GRA has made all the possible arrangements to have the money paid but to no avail. They are not making any efforts to pay. So, today we came here to seal off the property so they will come make payment.
“If they are able to come to us to make arrangements or even pay we will come and open up the place for them,” he said.
Pasico Ghana is a company that carries out inspections and certification on cranes, forklifts, reachstackers, lifting and rigging gear, overhead and pedestal cranes and trains and certifies operators of forklifts, reachstackers and cranes.