Importers, freight forwarders and traders effective Wednesday, October 14, 2020 are to make payments of customs duties and other levies to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) through Government’s e-services portal ghana.gov.gh.
Payment of customs duties and other levies via the e-service portal, according to the Customs Division of the GRA, can be conveniently made from any part of the world.
Currently, only 12 commercial banks in the country accept payments of customs duties and levies by importers and freight forwarders.
But a press statement issued by the Customs Division in announcing ghana.gov.gh as its new revenue collection platform, stated that all remaining commercial banks in the country will be expected to sign onto the e-services portal to accept payments of customs duties and other levies on behalf of the Customs Division.
Ghana.gov.gh is a digital service and revenue collection platform, created to provide a single point of access to Government of Ghana services for the public sector.
The digital platform is in pursuit of the Government’s vision of digitizing the economy and modernizing the way Government pays its bills as well as collection of fees and charges for the benefit of all citizens, residents and visitors.
The service portal seeks to process all payments and transfers (both electronic and cash) against predefined service flows of each MDA and MMDA and also manage post-payment workflow, customer notification, feedback and service ratings. Thereby enabling the Government of Ghana fulfill its goal of creating a cash-lite economy.