|Drivers in outlying Regions NOT required to visit Georgetown for licence applications / renewals|
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has noted reports in the press about drivers on the Essequibo Coast experiencing “delays in licence renewals” and being forced to “travel to Georgetown to access GRA service”.
The Authority has recognised that persons in the outlying regions sometimes are inconvenienced when there is a need to conduct business with the GRA or in order to be tax compliant. Accordingly, we have been investigating ways to address this and to lessen the burden on taxpayers to voluntarily comply with the tax laws of Guyana.
Effective March 1, 2019, the following shall be the rates of exchange for the purpose of the provision to Section 22(1) (a) of the Customs Act, Chapter 82:01:-
|COUNTRY||CURRENCY UNIT||GUYANA DOLLAR|
|Trinidad & Tobago||Dollar||30.91|
|United Kingdom||Pounds Sterling||277.33|
|United States of America||Dollars||208.50|
|United Arab Emirates (UAE)||Dirham||56.77|
The notification under Section 22 (2)(c) of the Customs Act, Chapter 82:01 last published by the Commissioner-General, Guyana Revenue Authority in the Official Gazette is hereby superseded.
The above rates of exchange are published solely for the purpose of Customs collection and may not correspond with the rates of exchange, which the Commercial Banks employ in the course of their business.
Mr. Godfrey Statia
Commissioner - General