Georgetown, Wednesday, 24 October 2018: The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has noted with concern the appearance of a fake Facebook page mirroring that of the agency’s official page that is being bandied around social media.
The GRA would like to advise the general public to disregard the message currently circulating on social media purporting that the Commissioner General Godfrey Statia has given due consideration for the addition of 14% VAT and 30% Consumption tax for plantain chips produced locally so as to boost internal revenue due to the ongoing shortage of revenue in the consolidated fund.
At no point has any such information emanated from the Commissioner-General or any other official of the GRA. As such Facebook users are being advised to desist from forwarding/sharing this content but instead, join the campaign against “fake news” of any form.
The GRA has an official Facebook account called Guyana Revenue Authority, for engaging with taxpayers. However, the homepage of this fake site while it carries a copy of the GRA’s logo, is captioned Guyana's Revenue Authority - Taxidermist in Georgetown, Guyana.
The GRA’s PR Team is currently working with Facebook’s Administrators to resolve the matter. Any news emanating from the Guyana Revenue Authority can be verified by calling our Communications and Tax Advisory Division on 227-6060 Ext 4205, 4208 or 4209 or by checking the GRA’s official website www.gra.gov.gy.