The Ghana Revenue Authority is employing all means necessary in ensuring that everyone who is gainfully employed pays taxes to the state.

The authority is thus, working with various professional associations to ensure those in good standing meet all their tax obligations.

Speaking on the move, the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Rev Ammishaddai Owusu Amoah said before June, it be compulsory for all members of professional associations who are in good standing to have a clearance certificate.

He indicated that, it will cease to be enough that one has a subscription with the authority, without a clearance certificate, one will not be recognised as being in good standing, adding that they are working on MoUs with all the professional associations to ensure they achieve this goal.

"So for example, if we go to the Bar Association, if we go to  Professional Accountants and then we look at their database, get the names of all their members and all their IDs and then you come and match it with what we have in our system, I will be able to find out that this lawyer is not paying tax, or there this accountant is not paying tax. In fact, what we are actually even doing is that we are working on MoUs with all these professional associations or organisations so that we are going to make it compulsory that the person who is in good standing, is not in good standing only because he has paid his dues, now what we want to say is that, it's not only your subscription but you have to have clearance certificate and this will happen before June."