Registering a business in Ghana: The basic steps

Below are some basic steps in registering your company.

1.  Acquire a Tax Identification Number (TIN).

This is done by completing a Ghana Revenue Authority Tax Payer Registration Form. The

Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) officers after processing the TIN, send a text message  for you to collect the TIN. This applies to both the online and physical application.

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2. Pick out an appropriate name for your company and check the availability of the company name at the Registrar – General’s department. The name of your establishment should not be misleading, conflicting with any other name.

The Registrar may, on a written application and on payment of the prescribed fees, reserve a name pending registration of a company.

3.  Present company registration documents (including the TIN form and your company regulations).

4.  Fill up prescribed forms (Form A) from the offices of the Registrar – General’s department. The Registrar examines it and issues a business registration certificate.

5.  After incorporation, you must complete Forms 3 and 4 (which you will pick up from the Registrar – General’s department) and the Registrar will issue you a Certificate to commence business.

6.  You can then deposit paid-in capital at any bank of your choice and obtain business licences at the Metropolitan Authority as well as Social Security number at the Social Security office.          

Once your company becomes a legal entity you can go ahead to conduct the affairs of the business and acquire assets in the company’s name.

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