Category: Fiji

Fiji Institute of Accountants concerned about cybercrime, money laundering

SUVA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) — The Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA) said Monday they are concerned about the increase in money laundering and cyber-crime activities in the island nation. According to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), while presenting before the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the Fiji Institute of Accountants President… – Continue reading

Supermarkets under spotlight for tax evasion

Three major supermarkets are under investigation for tax evasion by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services. In an exclusive interview with FBC News, Revenue and Customs chief executive, Visvanath Das says the non-compliance by any one of the three supermarkets could amount an average of fifty million dollars each. Hot… – Continue reading

Amnesty nets $0.5b in 6 weeks

A TAX amnesty introduced by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority netted the Government more than half a billion dollars within a span of six weeks. This was revealed by Attorney-General and Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during his closing remarks at the 17th A-G’s Conference in Natadola last Saturday…. – Continue reading

HMRC publishes a policy paper setting out planned negotiations on DTAs and TIEAs

On November 13, 2015 the UK HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) published a policy paper setting out planned negotiations on Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) and Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs). According to the policy paper HMRC will begin negotiations on double taxation agreements with: • Nepal • Romania • Trinidad… – Continue reading

Tax amnesty set

HALF a billion dollars worth of assets previously unaccounted for were declared following the passing of a law to establish a tax amnesty scheme designed for Fijians to declare all their assets held overseas Attorney-General and Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, in his 2016 National Budget address, said there was… – Continue reading

Proposed bill not clear

THE proposed Income Tax Bill is not clear whether disbursement cost are also included for charging Withholding Tax, says Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) Investment principal legal officer Siteri Saru. FNPF made a submission to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights on the Income Tax Bill in… – Continue reading

Amnesty Period Until October 15

Fijians who have assets overseas now have time until October 15 to declare them. Government had announced in the 2015 budget an amnesty period for all Fijians to declare the assets they have offshore. Since then $13.5million worth of overseas assets owned by Fijians had been declared. Attorney-General and Minister… – Continue reading

New trade policy to be launched

The Ministry of Trade will be launching a trade policy that will re-ignite Fiji’s interest in the Australian and New Zeaand markets in the next few months. Minister for Trade Faiyaz Koya says this single reference document will identify the trade capacity, constraints and needs of each sector. ‘’The policy… – Continue reading

Fijian Attorney-General Receives Sultanate OF Oman Ambassador to Fiji

The Attorney-General, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum today received the new non-resident Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Fiji, His Excellency Nazar Al-Said. In welcoming the Omani envoy to Fiji, Minister Sayed-Khaiyum said that the Fijian Government looked forward to developing its bilateral relations with Oman, particularly in the areas of… – Continue reading

Calls to review taxation agreement

AN area for immediate consideration and co-operation is a review of the New Zealand-Fiji double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA). Speaking at the Fiji-New Zealand Business Council conference on Saturday, Ministry of Industry and Trade permanent secretary Shaheen Ali said it was woefully out-of-date and needed revision. He said this was… – Continue reading