Starting from April 1, 2021, all National Identification (ID) numbers will become Tax Identification Numbers (TIN).
President Nana Akufo-Addo disclosed this in Parliament as he delivered his first State of the Nation Address of his second term as Head of State on Tuesday March 9, 2021.
“Mr. Speaker for the first time, we have enrolled 15.5 million people onto the National Identity System [Ghana Card] and we will complete the process this year. From April 1, 2021, all National identification numbers will become Tax Identification Numbers [TINs]. In so doing, the number of persons registered by GRA for tax purposes will increase from the current three million to 15.5 million,” he said.
Again, the President indicated that, from the 2nd quarter of 2021, all National ID numbers will also become SSNIT numbers.
“This will increase the number of people on the SSNIT database from four million (4 million) to 15.5 million! The National ID numbers will also become NHIS numbers. Very soon we will link the National ID to all SIM cards, bank accounts, Births and Death Registry, DVLA, and passports.”
The purpose for the introduction of TIN was to track the proper payment of tax in order to accrue more domestic revenue.