Former President of the Republic of Ghana and founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings has been reported dead leaving Ghanaians in tears.
J.J who had been on admission at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital for about a week is said to have died on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra.-Graphic online reports.
As the nation mourn, new information have emerged concerning the death of the Ex President.
According to GH One TV presenter, Serwaa Amihere, their checks have indicated that Ex President J.J Rawlings died from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The government of Ghana has officially directed every Ghanaian who is required to pay tax, or could be paying tax in the near future, must get their own Tax Identification Number (TIN) to enable smooth transactions and certain institutional registrations.
Tax Identification Number (TIN) as many do not know is a unique identification number issued to taxpayers for official transactions to be carried out.
In Ghana, apart from payment of taxes, Tax Identification Number is also used for other services such as registration of business, land and importation of goods into the country. This particular number is required for official transactions with the public institutions listed below.
Domestic Tax Revenue Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority
The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.
The Registrar General’s Department
The Controller and Accountant General’s Department
All District Assemblies
Any other public institution which the Minister may by legislative instrument prescribe.
Who is Eligible to apply for a Tax Identification in Ghana
According to https://www.gra.gov.gh (G.R.A), the people listed below are required to register for a Tax Identification Number.
Any individual who earns taxable income in Ghana.
Any individual who wants to clear good in commercial quantities from any port or factory.
Anyone who wants to register a title or other documentation relating to land.
Requiring a Tax Clearance Certificate
Wants to register a business or company at the Registrar General’s Department.
Requiring a permit from any District Assembly.
Anyone who wishes to receive a payment from Controller and Accountant General’s Department.
Uses and Benefits of Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Below are some of the services one would need or required to use his or her TIN for in Ghana.
Registering your business
Registering your vehicle
Opening a bank account
Getting a passport
Buying land or registering title to a land
Collection of goods and services
What you need in order to apply for your Tax Identification Number Online in Ghana. (Requirements)
Your First Name
Your Last Name
Any accessible or valid email address
A scanned colour copy of an identity document (pdf, jpeg, jpg, gif which should not be more than 1mb in size) needed for verification. Eligible ID’s for online registration includes; Voters ID, Driving Licence, National Identification Card (Ghana Card)
Please note; you are supposed to apply with valid documents, all expired ID’s will not be accepted.
How to apply for Tax Identification Number (TIN) Online
Getting started with your application:
Part 1 (Create a temporary login detail)
Visit the Ghana Revenue Authority registration portal by clicking https://www.gra.gov.gh Create an online portal account to begin the process. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to complete your online portal account registration and proceed to the TIN registration page.
Input in your basic details and choose a password
Click the “add” button to attach your Identity Document (It should be a good quality, colour scanned copy of the above identity card in accepted format such as pdf, jpeg, gif).
After adding, click on upload to submit your document
Click on register on the same page
Wait for your request to be submitted
Once your details have been validated, you will receive a success message indicating the acceptance of your information provided.
Kindly wait for a system generated email; this email will include a link to follow up in order to continue your TIN registration.
Follow the link provided in the email received or copy the link and paste in your browser
Input your email and password (Please note that these must be the same credentials that were registered earlier)
Click on the register button to continue to the next page
You will move on to the TIN Registration Details Page.
Fill in all the required information
After you have provided all the above information, click on submit.
You will receive a success message in the image below.
Note: in case you have used the National Identification Card then your TIN registration would be automatic and you will receive an email confirmation within some minutes or hours. All other types of card used will require a Ghana Revenue Authority Officer to scrutinize your documents before a TIN will be issued.
In all cases, the hard copy of your TIN certificate must be picked up from a nearest Ghana Revenue Authority Office.
Known to be one of the quickest uprising Afro Hip-Hop artiste in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Godwin Gao prominently referred to in showbiz as ‘Skybeez’ takes the word versatility to a different level with his desired craft.
He had the passion for music at a very tender age during which he listened to music by Obrafour, Sarkodie, Manifest, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Akwaboah, Efya and many others.
During his schools days, he performed and thrilled his colleagues at Funfairs, and a whole couple of music related competitions.
In 2019, Skybeez officially began his rap career and branding himself whereby he recorded a couple of single and did some projects.
It is accepted that his fans are conveyed across practically all the networks in the Greater Accra Region because of his neighborhood music which is profoundly expended there.
This is another star Ghana and the world should keep an eye out for.
Skybeez is currently working on his first ever studio album which will be officially out next year.
After nearly 50 years in public life and three tries for the White House, democratic candidate Joe Biden, has been elected 46th President of the United States, defeating the incumbent Donald Trump in a victory delayed by vote counts and facing potential legal challenges. BBC projects.
This follows him triumphing the accomplice state of Pennsylvania giving him 20 extra electoral votes to hit the magic 270 electoral votes with hitherto 253.
Joe Biden’s unparalleled win brings to an end the Trump presidency which has been at the spotlight of American and international politics for the past four years.
This 12 months the U.S elections had been cumbersome with the coronavirus pandemic moving the mode of voting via mail and absentee ballots.
The Vice President elect, Kamala Harris, will be the first black female president in the history of U.S politics.
The President Elect, Joe Biden has hinted of giving the Trump administration a bit of time to process this development as he works on his transition team.
Joe Biden takes office as the oldest president in U.S politics with 78 years.
Ghana’s Dancehall King Shatta Wale, Born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, has acquired a hero’s welcome from his fans in Kumasi.
Shatta Wale visited the Ashanti Regional capital on Thursday, November 5, 2020, for a media tour. Arriving in the city, The ‘Shuru’ hit-maker was welcomed like a president by some of his fans who were very excited to see him.
The vehicles were sincerely blocked by means of the mass of crowd that has pop out to fulfill Shatta Wale and had been chanting his name, ‘Paah Paah Paaah’.
Later, he got down in his recently acquired escalade and pulled out wads of cedi notes which he threw into the crowd to their excitement.
Joe Biden has claimed he is on path to win the U.S presidential election and issued a plea for national solidarity, at the same time as Donald Trump threatens to fight the final results in court docket.
The former vice-president, Joe Biden flipped the essential battleground states of Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, giving him 264 electoral college votes to Trump’s 214. The target is 270 to secure the White House.
“After an extended night time of counting, it’s clear that we’re winning sufficient states to attain 270 electoral votes need to win the presidency,” Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware.
“I’m not here to claim that we have won but i am right here to document that, whilst the count is completed, we believe we will be the winner.”
Biden praised a historic turnout of about a hundred and fifty million and referred to that he became set to win Wisconsin by 20,000 votes, just the president’s margin in 2016, and main in Michigan through extra than 35,000 votes and growing – appreciably more than Trump controlled 4 years ago.
As Donald Trump seeks to hearth up his supporters for a sour felony war, Biden called for people on both sides “to unite, to heal, to come together as a nation”.
With his running mate, Kamala Harris, standing nearby, Biden struck the tone of a president-elect: “I will work as hard for those who didn’t vote for me as i will for those who did vote for me. Now, every vote must be counted. No one’s going to take our democracy away from us. Not now, Not ever.”
It changed into a clear rebuke to Trump’s attempt to sow doubt with claims of fraud and threats to dispute the election all of the way to the supreme court, ushering in a probably extended and messy endgame to the election.
Election Day is becoming election week because the counting of votes keeps across the U.S with initial outcomes showing tight races in several key battleground states.
Applicants want 270 electoral university votes to secure the presidency. Online polls and predictions projects President Donald Trump currently has 214, while Former Vice President Joe Biden has 264, along with Wisconsin, in which online poll is characterizing him as the apparent winner because the vote is very close and has not yet been certified.
Both Trump, the republican incumbent, and Biden, his democratic challenger, addressed the country within the early hours of Wednesday morning, each expressing self assurance in the race for the White House.
By Wednesday evening, Biden again brought remarks urging endurance, but Trump remained out of public view, taking to twitter instead to spout baseless claims of voter fraud and falsely call races for himself, at the same time as his legal professionals waged legal battles to halt vote counting in key states.
Joe Biden, with a comfortable lead in the popular vote has also broken the record for obtaining the maximum votes ever solid for a U.S presidential candidate with greater than 70 million and counting, in a political race that has broken early vote records and is on track to overshadow the 138 million who went to the surveys in 2016.