GRA discovers staff involved in drivers’ licence scam

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The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has unearthed an illegal operation involving its employees as it relates to the issuance and use of forged drivers’ licences, certificate of compliances and registrations.

A statement from GRA on Thursday noted that the “unscrupulous members of its staff” are working in collusion with willing outside participants and members of the public in the scam.

“The Authority will not presently divulge full details since the investigation is ongoing,” the statement noted.

However, according to GRA, those staff identified as part of the illegal operation have since been sent on leave to facilitate the investigation.

“The Authority wishes to remind taxpayers that all financial transactions should be conducted by the cashiers and an official GRA receipt should be issued for all monies paid,” GRA emphasized.

The tax agency noted that it will continue to work to improve its systems to minimize illegal activity and ensure that integrity and transparency are the hallmark of the agency.

However, GRA noted it needs the help of the general public in ridding the agency of staff who are determined to discredit the Authority by engaging in unscrupulous activities with willing participants and confidence tricksters.

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