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GRA takes over revenue collection from councils

Apr 1, 2015, 5:07 PM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The Gambia Revenue Authority has indicated that with effect from 1 April 2015, the authority is taking over the revenue collection responsibility hitherto being performed by the area councils and municipalities throughout the country.

According to a public notice by the GRA, the collection of revenue includes the following: rental of markets, shops/stalls, trade licence paid by businesses in all council/municipality jurisdictions, and land transfer fees payable on the purchase and transfer of all landed properties.

The notice further advised all and sundry to visit the nearest GRA Tax Office to make these payments, and cooperate with and the Authority since it is “collecting revenue for national development”.