"Revenue from the community
for the community"
Online Workshops - October 2015

The Ministry launched its RMS 7 Phase 2 upgrade. This brought about major developments to the Ministry’s IT system most especially the etax service. This online service allows online lodgement and payment of tax returns and tax. Taxpayers have to apply to be registered for the online services through www.revenue.gov.to/etax. Once they submit their application, out IT team will then work on verifying the details in the application and if approved, a password is sent out which taxpayers can change at their first access to their accounts.

Currently there are only 3 tax types available on the etax namely – CT, PAYE and WHT for shipping and aircraft. These are the monthly returns and taxpayers would find it less hassle to just sit from their offices and lodge their CT, PAYE or WHT shipping or aircraft online. Apart from the easy access to the service and lodgement, taxpayers can also view their accounts such as their payment and lodgement history, the penalties (if any) and so forth. This is something that taxpayers were very interested in as they want to know first-hand what their account statuses are.

Starting end of January, the CST coordinated with the assistance of Taniela and Sifa from the RMS committee, awareness workshops. The government ministries were called in to attend these workshops and these workshops are still continuing today. Large businesses with high number of staff were prioritized in these workshops as they would find the online lodgement of PAYE returns more efficient for them. These workshops will continue on in the next coming weeks, Monday’s at 10am at the Railway Office for anyone who wants to attend.

Improving the lives of Tongans through effective & efficient tax & customs administration