The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursday announced the introduction of another Online facility for taxpayers, which allows them to check on the status of their licence transactions through the agency’s website.
To access this service, the taxpayer simply visits the agency’s website www.gra.gov.gy, click on the Licence Transaction Checker link, enter their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and the last six digits of the transaction number found on the lodgment slip. This allows them to login and see the status of their transaction. The facility also provides applicants with an email notification of their transactions status, provided that the applicant has supplied the agency with an active email address. Taxpayers can check the status of transactions for Trade and Miscellaneous Licences, Motor Vehicle, Driver’s, Hire Car, Conductor and Provisional Driver’s Licences, and updates to the Licence Transaction Checker are made every fifteen (15) minutes.
Additionally, there is the Customs Declaration Checker which allows Customshouse brokers and importers to check the status of their Customs Declarations Forms C72.
Commissioner General, Mr. Khurshid Sattaur highlighted the importance of these new facilities. “Can you imagine the benefit to the taxpayers of having these services at their disposal; they would not have to come down to this busy area any longer to find out if a document is ready or to be notified of the status of a transaction”. He further noted that the technology allows the GRA to bring its services to the taxpayer’s fingertips. “The taxpayer can literally sit at home or at the office and go online and access these services; it makes life much simpler for our taxpayers”.
This new system brings greater transparency to the process and removes the perception of preferential treatment being given to some individuals. The Licence Transaction Checker was developed by the agency’s Information Technology Division.