GRA seals off Kumasi’s Angel FM for non-payment of tax
The Special Revenue mobilisation Task Force of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Thursday afternoon sealed off the premises of one of Kumasi’s most listened to radio stations for non-payment of tax to the state.
Angel 96.1 FM, which according to the tax officers owes the state a total of GhcȻ188,053 was forced to go off air around 1pm on Thursday.
The staff were asked to vacate their offices located at Bantama Abrepo Junction and after waiting for everybody to leave, the tax officers accompanied by armed police personnel sealed the offices with their yellow tape.
According to the GRA, the parent company of Angel FM, Angel Group of Companies which includes a school, a herbal firm and the radio station owes a total of GhcȻ 543,093.40.
The coordinator of the Task Force, Mr Henry Sam said the authority had to resort to the action due to the failure of the management to respond to the numerous demand notices sent to it.
Other businesses such as Georgia Hotel, Nurom Hotel at Suame and Doreenas Enterprise, dealers in spare parts at Suame in Kumasi were also sealed off by the tax officers.
Georgia Hotel was said to be owing the state a total of GhȻ175,434.00 as of August 2015 and that the debt for VAT, interest and penalties has been piling since 2013. Doreena’s Enterprise owed a total of GhȻ117,967.29 being personal income tax from 2001 to 2014.