How to Apply for Tax Relief as a Teacher

Teachers play a vital role in shaping the future of any nation. In Ghana, teachers have long been the bedrock of the country’s educational system, nurturing the leaders and professionals of tomorrow. However, despite their essential contribution to society, Ghanaian teachers have faced numerous challenges, including issues related to taxation.

Teacher unions in Ghana have consistently advocated for tax relief measures to alleviate the financial burden on teachers, while the constitution provides a legal framework for addressing these concerns. This article explores the position of teacher unions in Ghana regarding tax relief and how the constitution supports their demands.

Teacher unions in Ghana, such as the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), have consistently advocated for tax relief measures for their members. They argue that tax relief would improve the welfare of teachers, boost morale, and enhance the overall quality of education in the country. Some of the key proposals made by these unions include:


How to apply

Kindly follow the steps below to successfully apply for tax relief as a teacher.

  1. Download the tax relief form from Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) official website.

  2. Complete the form.

  3. Send it to your Head of Department (HoD), that is, the District Director of Education for endorsement.

  4. Send it back to the GRA office for consideration. After consideration, a tax relief card will be issued to you.

  5. Take the tax relief card to GES office (District Director) for second endorsement.

  6. Finally, take the tax relief card to the Controller and Accountant General Department (CAGD) office for processing.

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