The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is advising the public that it has commenced the sale of Liquor, Trade and Miscellaneous Licences to holders and has simultaneously launched a campaign to target defaulters.
As such, holders of restaurant liquor, off licence, spirit shop, members’ club, hotel, malt, liquor and wine licences are urged to obtain them in Georgetown at the GRA headquarters on Camp Street. Persons residing in Anna Regina and New Amsterdam can buy their licences from the GRA’s branch offices in those locations, the agency said in a press release.
Trade and Miscellaneous Licences can be purchased at the GRA, Licence Revenue Office (LRO) or at the GRA’s branch offices in Anna Regina, New Amsterdam, Corriverton, Parika, Linden and Bartica.
Liquor licence holders are required to pay the relevant fees and submit the following documents to the LRO: the Taxpayer Identification Number; 2013 Liquor Licence; a valid form of identification (National Identification Card or Passport) and a completed renewal application form.
In the case of Trade and Miscellaneous licences, the requirements differ depending on the type of licence. For general shop, butcher shop, pharmacy, cinema, internet café and lumber yard licences applicants are required to submit a valid form of identification; Tax Identification Number; sanitary certificate, business registration and the licence for 2013.
For betting shop, insurance companies, video rental, pawn shop, house agent, auctioneer and rice factory licences, applicants are required to submit a valid form of identification; Tax Identification Number; business registration and the licence for 2013.
If an individual is serving as a Power of Attorney, sufficient proof must be provided to the licensing officer when renewing liquor licences. Further, the GRA advises the public that in accordance with the Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Act, Chapter 82:21, failure to obtain the relevant licences to operate can result in enforcement actions being taken and goods forfeited.
For more information on the requirements for the renewal of the said licences the public can contact the LRO on telephone numbers 227-6060 or 227-8222 exts 1018 and 1020.