The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has been receiving numerous requests from taxpayers to renew their TIN Certificates because of the refusal by some business entities to accept the old version of the Certificate. This is not only costly to the taxpayer but also puts undue strain on the resources of the GRA in this period of COVID-19.
The Revenue Authority wishes to assure the public that a TIN Certificate, whether old or new, remains a valid document and should be accepted by businesses during any transaction. Businesses should therefore desist from misleading taxpayers in this regard.
The GRA has redesigned the image of the TIN Certificate to coincide with the launch of the Optimal Revenue Management System (RMS) and commenced issuance to first-time applicants and those seeking reprints due to loss or damage or changes in name or address. Notwithstanding, the update did not relinquish the validity of the previous version.