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Joint Operation leads to Seizure of Smuggled Cigarettes and Controlled Gas

March 19, 2024

A joint operation conducted by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS), Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF), and Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) led to the successful seizure of undeclared cigarettes and controlled gas on a flagged fishing vessel. Cigarettes are subject to excise duty on import to Fiji. If smuggled, Fiji is deprived...

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FRCS holds information session with USP Regional Students

March 14, 2024

  Our Education team held an information session with the Regional sponsored students at the The University of the South Pacific (USP) on the significance of taxation and the critical issues surrounding it. The team provided an in-depth knowledge of FRCS’s role in revenue collection, providing tax and customs advise, facilitating trade and travel and...

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FRCS creates Awareness in Kadavu

March 11, 2024

  Recently, the Ministry of Youth and Sports FIJI invited FRCS to participate in the Vueti Kadavu Youth Carnival to raise awareness among youths and the people of Kadavu on the significant role tax plays in raising the resources for governments to deliver essential public services.   The carnival provided an excellent opportunity for FRCS...

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FRCS commemorates International Women’s Day

March 11, 2024

  FRCS commemorated the International Women’s Day this afternoon. The Chief Guest at the event was Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) Head of Secretariat, Ms. Nancy Oraka. We also had speakers from Australian Taxation Office (ATO), Australian Border Force (ABF) and Fiji Revenue and Customs Service. FRCS would like to wish everyone a Happy International Women’s...

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FRCS Applauds Women In Customs

March 8, 2024

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) would like to congratulate six women in our customs and border control division for successfully graduating from the third phase of the Pacific Women’s Professional Development Program (PWPDP) last week. Graduates Chief Customs Officer Claudette Whippy, Senior Customs Officers Tale Tikoisuva, Preethi Prasad, Mereoni Jikotani, Laisa Naulumatua and...

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FRCS Holds Forum for the Registered Tax Agents

March 7, 2024

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) is embracing an open-door policy and developing a sound working relationship with taxpayers and its stakeholders. Last week, FRCS held a forum for the registered tax agents in Suva as part of its continuous efforts to actively engage with the Agents. During the Forum, we updated them on...

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FRCS Trains FICAC Officers

March 7, 2024

We were pleased to be invited by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption – FICAC to speak on the tax reforms and the Pay as You Earn (PAYE) process to FICAC officers during their Annual Staff Induction Training in Suva. Our Senior Manager Education, Mr. Vilimone Nailotei provided an in-depth presentation on the evolving tax...

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FRCS meets with AFP and ABF

March 6, 2024

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS), Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Border Force (ABF) are committed to assisting each other in terms of collaboration and continuous engagement to intercept transnational crimes. Recently, FRCS Acting CEO, Mr. Malakai Naiyaga, Director of Customs, Ms. Shelini Kumar and Manager Border Enforcement Unit, Mr. Winston Rounds convened...

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FRCS Conducts Training for MSMEs

March 1, 2024

     Recognizing the immense contribution that the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector makes to Fiji’s economic growth and development, FRCS continues to assist MSMEs with their tax obligations through advice, mentoring, training and support. Our MSME team conducted trainings for insurance agents, sugar cane farmers, landlords and owners of taxies, retail shops...

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OECD BEPS Minimum Standards and Two Pillar Solution Workshop at FRCS

February 27, 2024

  The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) minimum standards and two pillar solution  workshop for FRCS staff. The OECD/G20 BEPS Project aims to create a single set of consensus-based international tax rules to address BEPS, and hence to protect tax bases while offering increased certainty...

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