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 Fane Vave Still Acting FRCS CEO Despite Dec, 2020 Resignation

Meanwhile FRCS is urging taxpayers to prepare for the new online services that the Tax Office will be launching in February 2021.
11 Jan 2021 14:01
 Fane Vave Still Acting FRCS CEO Despite Dec, 2020 Resignation
Fiji Revenue and Customs Service acting chief executive officer Fane Vave

Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) acting chief executive office Fane Vave is still at work despite her resignation last year.

It is understood that Ms Fane will be acting in the position until a replacement is arranged by the board.

Queries sent to FRCS regarding Ms Vave’s acting tenure and her future successor remained unanswered till this publication.

A circular No.24 of 2020/2021, signed by Ms Vave, said she would be leaving the FRCS on December 31, 2020.

“I have always done my best to be transparent and accountable in my tenure with FRCS, and more recently as your acting chief executive officer for the past nine months.

“I would have finished off on December 1, 2020, but was requested to stay on by the board to allow them to sort out a replacement arrangement,” the internal memo signed by Ms Vave said.

 

New Tax Portal Online Services

Meanwhile FRCS is urging taxpayers to prepare for the new online services that the Tax Office will be launching in February 2021.

 

In a statement, it highlighted that:

The five new services to be launched online in February will be filing of Pay As You Earn (PAYE), and Provisional Tax (PT), Taxpayer Requests for Withholding Tax Statement (WHT) and Possession Agreement and Certificate of Exemption (COE) for Provisional Tax and Resident Interest Withholding Tax (RIWT).

Collections Management will also be implemented online to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in managing Taxpayer services.

 

Ms Vave is requesting all employers to ensure that their employee’s records are current and accurate.

She added that this can be verified by ensuring that information has been uploaded and registered on the Taxpayer Online Services (TPOS).

“In preparedness for full automation of services,FRCS is requesting all employers in Fiji;

to ensure they supply accurate information about their employees when they submit files electronically,

as any information such as incorrect employee Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) will lead to the rejection of the employer submitted electronic files and this will delay the prompt processing of information by FRCS.”

Currently, more than 4,400 employers are registered with FRCS.

According to Ms Vave, FRCS is working very closely with these employers to ensure all data is cleansed and updated before PAYE is launched on TPOS, however they are still faced with challenges as outdated and incorrect employee data is a frequent occurrence.

Ms Vave added that the implementation of new online services is a significant achievement for FRCS and a demonstration of our commitment to be a contemporary service oriented organisation.

She has encouraged people to utilise the education and awareness materials that FRCS has developed on various tax types to enhance understanding of FRCS services.

These materials are available on FRCS website https://www.frcs.org.fj/our-services/taxpayer-online-service-tpos/tpos-tutorialvideos/,https://www.frcs.org.fj/our-services/taxpayer-online-service-tpos/usersguide/ and https://www.frcs.org.fj/our-services/taxpayer-online-servicetpos/webinar-sessions/.

For any assistance on TPOS, please contact FRCS on 1326 or info@frcs.org.fj.

For further information, please email publicrelations@frcs.org.fj.

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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