This year Fiji Islands Revenue and Customs Authority (FIRCA) will be joining with Oceania Customs Organization (OCO) and Ministry of Environment to co – host the International Customs Day at Customs House, Rodwell Road, on Monday 26th
January 2009 at 8.30am
“The Fiji Islands Revenue & Customs Authority (FIRCA) Board at its January Board meeting on Tuesday 20 January 2009 noted the buoyant revenue collection for 2008. Net tax revenue collection for 2008 totaled $1244.5m, surpassing the 2007 level by $10m or 0.8%, but slightly below the revised projected revenue by $3 million or 0.2%.
FIRCA wishes to advise all SALARY & WAGE EARNERS (Form S) taxpayers that due to the country’s state of emergency, it will temporarily prioritize and reduce maximum processing period for tax refunds from 4 weeks to 2 weeks from the date of lodgment of tax returns.
Fiji Islands Revenue and Customs Authority in response to a news article in today’s Fiji Times (Thursday 26th March 2009), would like to clarify that all goods stored in private bonded warehouses are subject to Customs Laws since private bonded warehouses are extended border control points.
Every year hundreds of millions of plant and animal species worth billions of dollars are traded internationally. As a result of this intense trade and exploitation and the destructive consequences of deforestation and pollution, some of these animals and plants are either extinct or near extinction. If this generation of mankind continues on this devastating path,
his selfish desires and sometimes, zealous need for progress will mean a Tomorrow devoid of a habitat filled with the God given plants and animals that we now enjoy.
A joint operation by the Fiji Islands Revenue & Customs Authority (FIRCA) and the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) was conducted on Thursday 25th June 2009 at the company premises of a locally owned major supermarket. This was after certain information was received regarding some taxation issues.
Fiji Islands Revenue and Customs Authority (FIRCA) is committed to streamlining the organisation structure with a view to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. The Board has decided last year to reduce the number of Divisions to three, (previously 7), each headed by a General Manager. Two of the National Manager positions in the Inland Revenue Division have been combined into one, resulting in one being made superfluous.
Fiji Islands Revenue and Customs Authority (FIRCA) clarifies that there is no threat to revenue collected by the Fiji Ports Corporation as a result of the export duty levied on bottled water. All exports through sea ports are subject to sea port charges, according to the tariff that Fiji Ports has in place. This tariff is set for different specifications of goods and all exporters are required to pay port charges applicable to them.
The Fiji Islands Revenue and Customs Authority (FIRCA) continued with its strong performance in revenue collection for the month of July. “Tax revenue collection for the month of July exceeded its forecast by $6.8m” said Mr. Jitoko Tikolevu, the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.
“Tax revenue collection remained buoyant so far this year as June collection surpassed expectations by $5.8m” said Mr. Jitoko Tikolevu, the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.