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More suppliers accredited for VMS

12th March, 2018

A total of eight (8) suppliers have been accredited to date to supply the Electronic Fiscal Device (EFD)/VAT Monitoring System (VMS) to the Fiji market after a further accreditation process by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service.

“The deadline for supermarkets and pharmacies expired on 28th February and we are now working with the accredited suppliers to ensure that there is a smooth transition and that businesses are compliant with the EFD/VMS laws. Revenue & Customs have negotiated with suppliers to ensure that there is minimum cost to ensure compliance,” revealed Chief Executive officer, Mr. Visvanath Das.

Fiji Revenue & Customs Service reiterates that there is no extension to the deadline for implementation and that they will only defer penalty enforcement for suppliers who have met the two requirements, that is; (1) complied by registering and cleansing their data through the MyInfo portal and (2) have collected their secure element (smartcards) from the Revenue & Customs Office nearest to them.

“To ensure that businesses have minimal disruptions while complying; we have also developed a Free POS application which is compatible with smart phones / tablets. The free application will not compete with other suppliers as it has some limitations in functionalities with respect to internal accounting for business needs but meets the requirements of the Regulations, emphasized Mr. Das.

Very soon supermarkets and pharmacies will be issuing fiscal receipts, we urge consumers to download the Fiji Revenue and Customs receipt verifier application free of charge and verify the receipts issued to them.

The Fiji Revenue & Customs Service would also like to remind medical centres, travel agencies, accounting firms, law firms and hardware companies (wholesale and retail) that they are the next group of businesses required to install, implement and operate the EFD system on or before June 30, 2018 and urge businesses to register and comply now to avoid any penalties.

This new initiative has also created a business opportunity in the local market, given the increased demand for smart card readers. Fiji Revenue & Customs would like to encourage all IT dealers to stock up on smart card readers as we have observed that this is in short supply at the moment” said Mr. Das.

 

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For queries please contact the Stakeholder Engagement /Public Relations Department on 3243031/ 3243259.

 

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