News 2017

Plastic Bag Levy

August 2, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Clarification on Plastic Bag Levy The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service wishes to provide further clarification on matters relating to the 10 cents per plastic bag Levy as legislated through the Environment and Climate Adaptation Levy (ECAL) Act effective from 1st August 2017: 1)  Allbusinessesarerequiredundersection6(1)ofECALActtochargealevyof10cents per plastic bag provided, such businesses utilize a...

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Vehicle Imports

August 2, 2017

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service wishes to inform all Importers, Authorised Motor Vehicle Dealers and the general public that importation of used and second hand vehicles are subject to import licence pursuant to Customs Regulations administered by Revenue & Customs. The importation of all used/second hand – unleaded or diesel – vehicle should be...

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$250,000 for a Whistleblower

July 25, 2017

FRCS APPROVES $250,000 FOR A WHISTLEBLOWER The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Board has approved a payment of $250,000 to a whistle blower whose information led to the successful recovery of some $8 million dollars in taxes and penalties from a company in the Western Division. This is the highest reward so far for any...

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Patterson Brothers Ltd charged by FRCS

July 18, 2017

Patterson Brothers Transport Ltd Convicted on 8 counts of Failing to File Tax Returns Patterson Brothers Transport Ltd has been convicted for failing to file Tax Returns to the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCS). The company pleaded guilty to all eight counts of failing to file tax Returns as required under section 49(1) of...

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Obstructing FRCS Officers

July 14, 2017

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority is investigating three employees of a prominent shopping mall in Suva for allegedly obstructing FRCS officers during the course of their duties. The alleged incident took place last week when two tax officers were doing routine inspection. It is then alleged that the Mall Administrator instructed two of its...

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Stakeholder Forum

June 27, 2017

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCS), in the last few weeks have held a number of forums to assist taxpayers and inform stakeholders on the importance of filing tax returns correctly and on time. The sectors that were part of these forums are Construction, Tourism, Duty Free, Supermarkets, Hardware companies, Real Estate Sector and...

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Cross Border Paperless Trade

June 23, 2017

Cross Border Paperless Trade in future to increase compliance Cross Border paperless trade will increase efficiency, compliance and risk management in the future. Fiji border stakeholders engaged in a one-day National Consultation workshop on Cross Border paperless trade facilitation workshop in Suva today. Cross border paperless trade is trade taking place on the basis of...

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Fiji signs OECD Multilateral Instrument

June 22, 2017

FIJI SIGNS OECD MULTILATERAL INSTRUMENT Fiji signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) otherwise known as the Multilateral Instrument (MLI) in Paris along with 67 other countries on 7th June, 2017. This is a step forward to implement tax avoidance strategies that exploit gaps...

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Undeclared Currency

June 15, 2017

A Vanuatu national carrying undeclared Australian Currency amounting to approximately FJ$23,000 was intercepted at the Nausori Airport by Customs Officers yesterday. The currency was located in the passenger’s luggage. During routine clearance checks and further questioning, the passenger revealed the envelope was being carried on behalf of a non-travelling 3rd party. Passengers are advised not...

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Second batch of Detector Dog Unit Officers graduate

June 12, 2017

In a bid to prevent criminals using Fiji as a transit or destination point for illicit goods, a second batch of Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCS) Customs Officers and Fiji Police Officers have recently swelled the ranks of the Fiji Detector Dog Unit by four dog teams. The handlers and team leaders comprising three...

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