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News 2018

Customer Compliance Award

March 22, 2019

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) launched its Customer Compliance Award (CCA) program today to reward customers who will scan the QR code on fiscal receipts using the FRCS Receipt verificator application. Customers can now win instant Vodafone top-up when they scan the QR code using the FRCS receipt verificator. “With the prize pool...

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$1.3 Billion Sales captured through EFD

March 22, 2019

Subsequent to the implementation of the Electronic Fiscal Device (EFD) Regulation in 2017, the Revenue and Customs has 52.3 million fiscalised receipts in its database with an estimated sales record of $1.3 billion dollars. The Revenue and Customs has also recorded $100 million dollars in gross VAT and $3.5 million in Plastic Bag Levy through...

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Sub-Regional Workshop on Risk and Compliance

March 18, 2019

A week long Sub-Regional workshop on Risk and Compliance got underway at the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Regional Training Centre, Nasese, Suva this morning. Organized by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and funded by the Japan Customs, the workshop will provide opportunities to identify common mitigating strategies and share best practices, experiences, methods and...

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FRCS response to EU

March 15, 2019

In response to the European Union Code of Conduct Group’s recent labelling of Fiji as a non-cooperative jurisdiction, the Fiji Revenue & Customs Service (FRCS) would like to clarify that the move will prove largely symbolic, having virtually no impact on the extremely minimal EU trade and investment in the country. The EU’s decision was...

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Telecom partners with Revenue and Customs for Information Update Promotion

March 5, 2019

Taxpayers can now win attractive prizes when they fill in their information update form or update their information with Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS). This after the Revenue and Customs signed an agreement with Telecom Fiji Limited in a bid to attract taxpayers to update their current information with us. All you have to...

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Australian Border Force Commissioner visits FRCS

January 23, 2019

The Commissioner of the Australian Border Force, Mr. Michael Outram, met the Fiji Revenue and Customs Chief Executive Officer Mr. Visvanath Das at the Revenue and Customs complex this afternoon. Mr. Outram’s visit follows the visit by the Australian Prime Minister, Honorable Scott Morrison last week where he announced the new border security assistance package...

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Importation of Stolen Vehicles Racket Exposed

January 10, 2019

Fiji Revenue & Customs Service has intercepted stolen vehicles imported into Fiji for the purpose of resale. Over the past week, two motor vehicles that were reported stolen in New Zealand were smuggled into the country under the guise of spare parts and furniture but was intercepted at Lautoka Wharf by Custom Officers. Interceptions of...

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Smuggled Goods Intercepted

January 7, 2019

Officers from the Revenue and Customs intercepted goods that were smuggled into the country last week. Physical inspection by Customs Officers in Lautoka discovered surplus and undeclared goods found in a container. The goods were shipped from China and was consigned to a newly established family supermarket. Preliminary findings indicate that overseas family members of...

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$0.35 Million Whistle Blower Reward Payout

December 22, 2018

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) Board has approved a $0.35 million reward for a whistle blower that led to the recovery of $6 million in tax (excluding penalties). This has taken the overall whistle blower pay out to $0.86 million yielding total tax and penalty collections of $28m since the introduction of the...

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WCO Workshop on Time Release Study

December 19, 2018

A week-long World Customs Organization (WCO) Workshop on Time Release study (TRS) is underway at the WCO Regional Training Centre at Revenue and Customs Complex in Suva. The workshop is being attended by 40 participants from Fiji Revenue and Customs Service, Biosecurity Authority of Fiji, Department of Immigration, Ministry of Health and Medical Services and...

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