The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 2009 (Act 791) merging the three revenue agencies that is the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Value Added Tax Service (VATS) and the Revenue Agencies Governing Board (RAGB) Secretariat into a single Authority for the administration of taxes and customs duties in the country.
GRA has been established to:
It is envisaged that the integration of the revenue agencies will bring the following benefits to taxpayers and the tax administration:
GRA has three main divisions. They are:
The three-winged structure merges the management support services of Finance, Administration, Research of the erstwhile agencies under one Support Services Division. This leaves the Customs Division and the Domestic Tax Revenue Division free to focus entirely on revenue collection.
The vision of GRA is; “To be a world class revenue administration recognized for professionalism, integrity and excellence”.
Our mission is, “to mobilize revenue for national development in a transparent, fair, effective and efficient manner”. We will achieve this through:
Integrity and fairness in our service delivery, Teamwork, innovation and professionalism are our hallmarks