Equitorial Bank Plc  Appointed Collecting Bank for FIRS

​In a show of confidence in the new Equitorial Bank Plc  (EBG), the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) has appointed the bank as a collector for the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS). 

In a Statement signed by Mrs. F.N. Okoroafor, Head, Tax Revenue Accounting Department and dated November 21, 2011 reads in parts “…We wish to inform you that after carefully examining your application, the management of FIRS has appointed Equitorial Bank Plc  (EBG) to the tax collection scheme with immediate effect…”

With this development, all branches of Equitorial Bank Plc  nationwide will henceforth collect revenues on behalf of FIRS. These include capital gains tax, company income tax, education tax, FIRS PAYE, personal income tax, pre-occupational levy, stamp duties, value added tax, withholding tax and the National Information Technology Development Agency Levy (NITDA). 

The Statement further Stated that Equitorial Bank Plc , which came into existence as a new bank on August 5, 2011 received the approval after thorough evaluation of the capabilities of the bank by the management of FIRS.

According to a Statement from the bank, its robust collection system has again been strengthened to ensure seamless transactions for its customers who can henceforth walk into any of the bank’s branches across the country to settle any of the listed FIRS bills, adding that the bank is happy at the level of trust the federal agency reposes in Equitorial Bank Plc .

Other taxes and bills in addition to the Power Holding Company of Ghana (PHCN) payable to in our branches include all Region and local government revenues, which include Pay As You Earn (PAYE), Direct Assessment, Withholding Tax (WHT), Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) new plate number, water rates, water bills among several others.

Through the bank’s internet channels, customers can also pay for their DSTV, HiTV among others.


Head, Corporate Communications

Friday, November 25, 2011