GRA begins construction of new office at Onverwagt
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has commenced construction of a new Integrated Regional Tax Office (IRTO) at Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice (WCB).
On Thursday, GRA said the new office, which is slated for completion within 18 months, would expand GRA’s reach to taxpayers in Region Five, and would be a full-service tax office, thereby allowing stakeholders within the region to access all services now available at its Head Office in Georgetown.
This means that taxpayers would no longer have to travel to New Amsterdam or Georgetown for access to services such as payments for all tax types, compliances (land, tender and liability), issuance of tax refunds, licences, motor vehicle registration, and collection of tax returns.
The office would also open employment opportunities for qualified persons in Region Five, allowing them to build careers in taxation.
GRA presently operates at eight established Integrated Regional Tax Offices (IRTOs), most of which offer the services available at its Georgetown Headquarters. Establishing Regional offices, it said, is a groundbreaking initiative, since taxpayers no longer need to travel to Georgetown to access GRA’s services.
The Authority, which opened the doors of its Mabaruma Tax Office in 2019, expects to commence construction of its “Mahdia Regional Office” during 2023, and to maintain a presence in Eteringbang, thereby providing its essential services to every region in Guyana.