News 2017

Notice of Extension and Phase 2 Group

December 27, 2017

SECOND PHASE OF VMS/EFD Following the Government Gazette last week, all Hardware Companies, Accounting Firms, Medical Centers, Travel Agencies and Law Firms are now required by law to install and operate an Electronic Fiscal Device (EFD) by 30th June 2018. The above Companies, Agencies and Firms are part of phase 2 of the implementation of...

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VMS/EFD Pilot Test

December 19, 2017

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) has made significant progress in the implementation of the VAT Monitoring System (VMS)/Electronic Fiscal Device (EFD) following another successful “live test” at the Carpenters Fiji Group Max Val-U Supermart at Lami last week. Maui Bay Supermarket was the first taxpayer to pilot the EFD since 19th November this...

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Tax Amnesty ends this month

December 18, 2017

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) wishes to advice members of the Public that the Tax Amnesty currently underway will end in two weeks’ time (31st December 2017). Tax Amnesty by FRCS includes waiver of penalties on registration, outstanding returns and tax payments, for any taxable period prior to 31st December 2017, provided taxes...

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Experts Train Customs Staff

December 5, 2017

Experts Train Customs Staff on Counterfeiting and Piracy Experts from World Customs Organization (WCO) and China Customs are in Fiji conducting a WCO Sub-Regional Workshop for Oceanian Members on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy from 4th -8th December, 2017 at the Regional Training Centre in Nasese. Ms. Sandra Wens, Technical Expert, WCO Intellectual Property Right (IPR),...

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Pallet X-Ray for Nadi Airport

November 17, 2017

The Nadi International Airport now has a state of the art Pallet X- Ray system to combat illegal smuggling of drugs, explosive products and other items that pose a direct threat to our country. The half a million-dollar investment in the NUCTEC X-ray inspection system which was launched this morning comes from the most advanced...

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Coral Coast Builders Ltd fined

November 8, 2017

Company fined for failing to lodge tax income returns The Suva Magistrate Court has convicted Coral Coast Builders Limited for failing to file income tax returns from 2008 to 2014. The Company pleaded guilty to seven (7) counts of failing to file income tax returns as required under section 44 (1) of the Income Tax...

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FBEA Prize Award

November 6, 2017

FBEA AWARD The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) was awarded a Fiji Business Excellence Awards (FBEA) Prize Award in the annual Fiji Business Excellence Awards Night at the Denarau Island Convention Centre in Sheraton Fiji Resort on 4th November 2017. The Chief Guest, His Excellency, the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote officiated at the...

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FRCS Hosts Regional Meeting

November 6, 2017

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) hosted a regional meeting to review the ASYCUDA Sub-Regional Mechanism for the Pacific (ASMP). The Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) is a Customs software developed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to assist developing countries in the processing of Customs transactions, through the...

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Restaurant Owner

October 23, 2017

The Suva Magistrates Court has convicted a Restaurant for failing to issue a proper Tax Invoice as required under the Value Added Tax Act 1991. Deo Narayan Singh trading as Singh’s Curry House was charged after he failed to issue a proper tax invoices as required under regulation 3 of the Value Added Tax Regulation...

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Fishing vessels under spotlight

October 20, 2017

Customs Officers from the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS), Maritime Compliance Team rummaged two foreign fishing vessels at the Suva wharf last week and seized undeclared goods that included live dogs, cigarettes, liquor and R22 gas cylinders which is an ozone depleting substance. “These fishing vessels were profiled as high risk by our officers...

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