GRA still making adjustments to road licence database

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) says it is still ironing out some kinks in the recently introduced Licence Revenue Office Man-agement Information System (LRO/MIS) and asks for the public’s patience when obtaining road licences.

In a press release Com-missioner-General Khurshid Sattaur said persons need not be concerned if they are issued with an automated road service licence with the name of the previous owner printed thereon as it is the registration certificate for the vehicle that establishes ownership. He said “in instances where this occurs the police will be briefed with regard to the incorrect name on the motor vehicle licence” and amendments are currently being made to the system so that the correct owner’s name is printed on the licence.

In cases where all the registration details have not been added to the new computerised system, steps have already been taken to add them to the new system. Persons who receive licences with the registration date missing will be given a date to return to the LRO to pay and uplift their licences.
The GRA said the new automated system will allow it to detect any unscrupulous activities by owners of motor vehicles and dealers. Motor vehicle owners will also be given a three-month grace period that is until June 22, to obtain their road service licence. Persons who fail to comply with this deadline will be penalised under the law.

The cost for the annual revenue licence remains the same as last year and ranges from $360 to $35,000. Road service licences were available for sale since Monday. The public is reminded that when renewing this licence they are required to present their TIN, the previous year’s licence, vehicle registration, fitness and insurance certificates. Additionally, persons buying this licence in Essequibo, Berbice and in Linden are required to provide a photocopy of their vehicle’s registration to be kept by the certifying office and to present their TIN certificate for verification.

The GRA said too the grace period for persons purchasing trade and miscellaneous licences will end on June 1. The sale of these categories of licences started on March 1. The cost of these licences range from $300 to $44,550.

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