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World Cup Incentives

The Fijian Government is offering a 150 per cent tax deduction for those helping the Flying Fijians financially for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama revealed this
28 Aug 2015 09:59
World Cup Incentives
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with Flying Fijians rep Henry Seniloli (left), at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva last night. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Fijian Government is offering a 150 per cent tax deduction for those helping the Flying Fijians financially for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama revealed this during the Vodafone Flying Fijians’ farewell reception at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, last night.

“In recognition of the importance rugby holds for Fiji, my Government passed through Parliament amendments to the Income Tax Act that now qualifies all cash donations to the Fiji Rugby Union’s preparation for the World Cup as a 150 per cent tax deductable expense,” Bainimarama said.

“In order to keep punching hard and sustain our momentum in world rugby, I urge all of you who can afford it to dig deeper to support our boys.”

The Prime Minister who is also the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) president urged the nation to support the squad.

“Help us keep Fijian Rugby healthy so we can continue to astound on the world stage and carry this wave of enthusiasm all the way to a Rugby World Cup.

“We have paved the way for you to give our Flying Fijians the financial support they need to achieve their goal and take Fiji to even greater levels of success.

“I urge you all to give our talented play ers the opportunity to achieve their dreams to bring home glory for Fiji.

“We need you to be as generous as you can because we are aiming high and that requires a considerable investment.

“Your investment in rugby will help bind and bring us together as a nation..”

 

PM: Uphold Fijian behaviour

The Prime Minister reminded  the players about their attitude on and off the field during the RWC.

“Come September 18, approximately 600 million television viewers around the world will watch these fine young men fly onto the field to take on England.

“To the Flying Fijians – the pride of our nation – always remember that the eyes of the world as well as every Fijian here and abroad are on you.

“We expect you to do your work on and off the field to uphold the high standard of behaviour that Fijian teams have always displayed. Do us proud. We are with you all the way,” the PM said.

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