News 2018

Focuses on Building Sustainability and Resilience in Tax Administration’s

November 14, 2018

With the theme “Building Sustainability and Resilience in Tax Administration”, Fiji is hosting the 39th Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) Technical Conference at the Sheraton Fiji Resort and Spa, Nadi, Fiji from 12th – 16th November 2018. Thirty-three (33) Commonwealth Countries comprised of 135 delegates are attending the conference including the CATA President representative...

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Fiji Appointed as Chair of Commonwealth Association of Tax Administration (CATA)

November 13, 2018

The 39th Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) Management Committee Meeting was convened today at Sheraton Fiji. This meeting returns to the Pacific after 21 years. Today’s meeting saw the appointment of Fiji Revenue and Customs Service CEO – Mr Das as Chairman for the CATA Management Committee.  This is the first time ever for...

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Director Intel, Compliance & Investigations

November 8, 2018

Further to FICAC’s charge of 25th October 2018 against Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (Revenue & Customs) Director – Intel, Compliance and Investigations – Mr. Shameem Khan – for Abuse of Office and General Dishonesty, the Revenue & Customs will not be suspending Mr. Khan from his current duties. The Service will reconsider its position...

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We are committed to increase engagement with taxpayers – Das ‘

September 20, 2018

‘We are committed to increase engagement with taxpayers to ensure voluntary compliance.” These were the words of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Visvanath Das during the CEO’s Forum yesterday evening at Revenue & Customs Complex Nasese. Mr. Das while speaking at the forum highlighted Revenue and Customs commitment in working...

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Revenue & Customs receives award for supporting Regional Tax Administration Development

September 14, 2018

The Revenue and Customs was recognized for its support towards the development of Regional Tax Administrations at the annual Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Center (PFTAC) Awards last night. The award for “Supporting Regional Tax Administration Development” was received by the Chief Executive Officer of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Mr. Visvanath Das from IMF Technical...

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Regional Tax Heads attend 15th PITAA Heads Meeting

September 12, 2018

The 15th Pacific Islands Tax Administrators Association (PITAA) Heads meeting got underway at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi. PITAA Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Fiji Revenue and Customs Mr. Visvanath Das is chairing the week long meeting, attended by sixteen (16) regional tax heads. Officials from International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pacific Financial...

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Non-Compliance and Abuse leads to Termination from FRCS Gold Card Membership Program

August 17, 2018

The Revenue and Customs has expelled a renowned automotive company from its Gold Card Services Program for abuse and non-compliance to Customs laws on numerous occasions. The Company breached Section 137 of the Customs Act of 1986 whereby the Company failed to adjust the price of vehicle parts to reflect the import duty reduction granted by the Government to make this affordable for Fijians. The...

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World Bank Assists Trade Facilitation Agencies Draft Single Window Vision for Fiji

August 15, 2018

Twenty-three (23) trade facilitation agencies have gathered to draft a workable Single Window vision customised for Fiji to ensure secure trade. World Bank facilitators are currently conducting a Single Window workshop for these agencies organised by the National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC) at the Revenue and Customs Complex,  WCO Regional Training Centre in Nasese, Suva...

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Undeclared R22 gas cylinders detained by Customs at Suva Wharf

August 10, 2018

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (Revenue and Customs) Customs Border Maritime Compliance Team intercepted 50 R22 Gas Cylinders which is an Ozone depleting substance from a fishing vessel at the Suva Wharf yesterday. After receiving advance notification, the Compliance team noted the vessel was in the Australian EEZ but avoided Australian Border Officials and...

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WCO Passenger Control Workshop to strengthen security

August 6, 2018

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (Revenue and Customs) in collaboration with World Customs Organisation (WCO) and Japan Customs is conducting a four-day WCO Sub-Regional workshop on Passenger Control. The workshop is currently underway at the WCO Regional Training Centre at Revenue and Customs Complex from 6-9 August, 2018. A total of 16 participants from...

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