Roll out of Fiji's new tax info system delayed

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-31 15:18:00|Editor: Yamei
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SUVA, July 31 (Xinhua) -- In a bid to ensure Fijian taxpayers are familiar and comfortable with the New Tax Information System (NTIS), the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) has deferred the roll out of the system that was schedule in August.

"We have reviewed the implementation process to ensure that there is sufficient awareness to our customers so that they are familiar once the system goes live," FRCS Chief Executive Officer Visvanath Das said Wednesday.

Das said the awareness process began in April and they will continue to engage with stakeholders to obtain wider range of feedback on the user-friendliness of the new tax system.

The new system should be fit-for-purpose for ease of compliance from customer perspective and ease of revenue administration from FRCS perspective, Das said.

The Revenue and Customs is simplifying and trying to create simplicity in the tax legislation and provide a reliable way where taxpayers are willing to comply.

The NTIS introduces an up-to-date online standard in Fiji where tax services will be made accessible and ensures a higher level of voluntary compliance.