The headquarters of Surfline has been shut down by the debt management and tax compliance enforcement unit of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

This follows a tax default of GH₵37.3 million from 2015 to 2017.

The entire head office has been cordoned off with the yellow bandages of GRA as both management and workers drop their services.

Mr. Kwasi Bobia-Ansah, the Assistant Commissioner Communications and Public Affairs of the GRA, said the office was shut down because there was no commitment from the company to pay.

He also said the company had been given 10 days to offset the debt or risk legal action and that the authority had made it a point to use distress action as the last resort.

Earlier, the GRA also nearly shut the head office of telecom firm, Glo Ghana over a GH₵10 million tax default.

This was after a crunch meeting between officials of Glo and the debt management and tax compliance enforcement unit of Ghana Revenue Authority.

After hours in a closed-door meeting, Glo officials resolved to defray GH₵2 million of the overall debt.

Mr. Bobia-Ansah said there was a commitment from Glo to pay but Surfline did not show that.

However, the company could lose its assets if it fails to honor its tax obligations.