"Revenue from the community
for the community"
Media Release - Ministry of Revenue & Customs Tax Week 2017
7/11/2017 2:42:36 p.m.

MEDIA RELEASE

25 October 2017

 

MINISTRY OF REVENUE AND CUSTOMS TAX WEEK 2017

 

The Minister of Revenue and Customs, Hon. Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa opened the Ministry’s Tax Week 2017 on Monday last week 16th October 2017, at the Digicel Sqaure in Nuku’alofa. The program for the day also saw the official launching of the Ministry’s very first moving visual advertisement which is now being broadcasted on National Television Tonga.

This was the Ministry’s very first Tax Week and part of the Ministry’s public awareness programs. It was highlighted with several competitions available for the public to participate in on this year’s theme “Revenue from the Community, for the Community”. 

These competitions were poem writing targeted at the primary school level; essay writing targeted at the secondary level; and skits and poster drawing for all. The competitions were closed with a float parade through Nuku’alofa Town on the morning of Saturday 21st of October. 

Most of the events were held at the Digicel Square in Nuku’alofa and were open to the public and the taxpayer community.  

Television and radio talk back programs were conducted throughout the week from Monday to Friday. General information booklets on Tax and Customs matters were made available at the Digicel Square which was booked for the purposes of the Tax Week. 

The Tax Week was officially closed with a church service on Sunday morning, 22nd of October at the FWC Centenary Church. The service was led by the President of the FWC, Rev. Dr. ‘Ahio and the Hon. Minister together with some of the Senior Management of the Ministry participated in bible readings and hymns.

Overall, the Tax Week was a success and the feedback and participation from the tax community and the general public was encouraging. The Ministry was pleased to have had the opportunity to respond to queries from the public about the processes/procedures and general tax information enquiries. One of the highlights of the week was the children’s participation in the competitions, from primary to tertiary students. 

It is the Ministry’s intention to hold this program as an annual event to continue to spread the awareness of the importance of paying taxes.

 

 

 

Mr. Maamaloa Fotofili

Acting Chief Executive Officer

 

REVENUE FROM THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE COMMUNITY 


WINNERS OF ALL COMPETITIONS

1.       POEM COMPETITION