The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) has stated that it will not extend the deadline for businesses to file their annual corporate return despite the calls from businesses to do so.
The RGD has stressed that enough time has been allowed for businesses to file their returns and thus will not heed to any appeal to extend the deadline.
“As at 4th of June, the penalty of 350 kicked in, therefore all businesses who were not able to file their returns before that day will now have to pay the penalty in addition to the number of years they did not file their annual returns” Registrar General at the Registrar General’s Department, Jemima Oware said .
Currently, persons who visit the premises of the RGD to file their returns will pay a penalty rate of 350 cedis together with the years they have defaulted.
Mrs. Oware explained that the purpose of the exercise is aimed at updating the records of the department.
She expressed disquiet why some people, consistently ignored all notifications sent to the public to file their returns.
She maintained that extending the deadline again will send a signal that may encourage people to still default in meeting it.
“The penalties have been issued so anybody who has not filed before 31st May will now have to pay the penalty of GHc350” she insisted.
The directive follows the expiration of the extended deadline for filing annual corporate return forms by a month.
By: Jessica Ayorkor Aryee/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana.