“I am confident that Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) will move into new heights and that we will together as partners ensure that we collect enough revenue in an efficient way that builds confidence, builds business and supports economic growth.”

This was highlighted by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Strategic Planning, National Development and Statistics Hon. Biman Prasad during his and Assistant Minister for Finance Hon. Esrom Immanuel’s welcome ceremony at FRCS this morning.

Minister Prasad said there was a need to build a culture where businesses and taxpayers felt confident.

“We need to build confidence within the business community, within the taxpayer community and we need to ensure that we create a culture where businesses feel that they are important, that they will comply with the tax laws and that they will be supported by the FRCS to not only be compliant, but also to build their businesses because if they build their businesses, if they work with FRCS closely - is good for the organisation, good for the Government and good for the country,” he said.

“We want FRCS to have an open-door policy and have a culture where the staff, leaders within the organisation are willing to consult and listen to businesses about ways to improve organisational efficiency and growth in revenue collections.”