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Media Release - The Heilala Tax System
14/08/2017 1:39:50 p.m.

MEDIA RELEASE

THE HEILALA TAX SYSTEM

The Ministry of Revenue and Customs is pleased to announce its newest compliance initiative, the TONGA HEILALA TAX SYSTEM. This is a reward system whereby the Ministry dedicates high standard and prioritized services to its deserving selected members.

Selected members are taxpayers that have not only maintained a high level of compliance with Taxation and Customs laws, but each have respectively made significant contributions to government revenue in the past years.

Ten such taxpayers selected by the Ministry to pioneer this system, in alphabetical order are –

  1. A Cowley & Sons Limited;
  2. Bank of South Pacific Tonga Limited (BSP);
  3. Fexco (Tonga) Limited;
  4. MBF Bank Limited;
  5. Pacific Energy (South West Pacific) Limited;
  6. PTH Limited;
  7. The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints;
  8. Tonga Airports Limited;
  9. Tonga Development Bank Limited; and
  10. Tonga Water Board.

Dedicated services and benefits offered to the members, include but are not limited to, a private reception area with refreshments, TV and internet access at both Tax and Customs offices; prioritized processing of tax and customs requests (refund, assessment, payment, import entries, etc); blanket tax clearance; and to permit the access by members’ CEOs and senior managers to the VIP lounge upon arrival at the Fua’amotu International Airport.

Membership will depend on the ability of the taxpayer to maintain high levels of compliance and any additions to its membership will depend on the Ministry’s annual review processes.

The Ministry as part of its medium to long terms goals for the system is looking to extend the benefits offered to the Tonga Heilala Tax System members in the near future and will be working closely with line ministries to realize this.

The underlying aim of this initiative is to encourage and foster a culture of voluntary compliance with Tax and Customs laws that will enable Government to continue to collect revenue to build a prosperous Tonga.   

 

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Kulufeinga ‘Anisi Bloomfield

Chief Executive Officer

  

REVENUE FROM THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE COMMUNITY

 


MEDIA RELEASE

HEILALA TAX SYSTEM

Kuo tuku atu ‘e he Potungaue Tanaki Pa’anga Hu Mai mo e Tute ‘a ‘enau ki’i polokalama founga ngaue fo’ou ki hono faka’ai’ai ‘o e talangofua ki he ngaahi lao mo e tu’utu’uni fakatukuhau mo e tute. Ko e founga ngaue ko ‘eni ‘oku ui ia ko e HEILALA TAX SYSTEM, ‘a ia ‘oku hanga ai ‘e he Potungaue ‘o fakamalo’ia’i makehe ‘a kinautolu ‘oku nau fakahoko fatongia fakatukuhau lelei. ‘Oku ‘oatu ai ‘e he Potungaue ‘a e ngaahi sevesi makehe kia kinautolu kuo fili ke memipa ‘i he polokalama ni ‘i he makatu’unga lalahi ‘e ua ‘aia ko e ‘ikai ngata ‘i he’enau tauhi pau ki he ngaahi lao mo e tu’utu’uni fakatukuhau mo e tute, ka ko e toe totongi tukuhau lahi foki ‘o lavemonuu ai ‘a e Pule’anga mo e kakai ‘o e fonua.

Ko e ngaahi kautaha ‘eni ‘e toko 10 kuo fili ‘e he Potungaue ke nau hoko ko e kau memipa ke nau kamata’i ‘a e ki’i polokalama ko ‘eni –

 

  1. A Cowley & Sons Limited;
  2. Bank of South Pacific Tonga Limited (BSP);
  3. Fexco (Tonga) Limited;
  4. MBF Bank Limited;
  5. Pacific Energy (South West Pacific) Limited;
  6. PTH Limited;
  7. The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints;
  8. Tonga Airports Limited;
  9. Tonga Development Bank Limited; and
  10. Tonga Water Board.

Ko e ngaahi sevesi makehe kuo pole ‘a e Potungaue ke tokoni’i ‘aki ‘a e kau memipa, ‘oku kau ai ‘a e loki talitali makehe ma’a kinautolu, toe vaveange ‘o makehe mei he angamaheni, ‘a e ngaue ki he’enau ngaahi kole kotoa pe fekau’aki mo e tukuhau mo e tute pea pehee foki ki he ngofua kenau ngaue’aki ‘a e loki talitali VIP ‘i he tu’uta mai ki Tonga ni ‘i he mala’e vakapuna Fua’amotu.

Ko e kau memipa ko ‘eni kuo fili, kuopau ke nau kei hokohoko atu ‘enau tauhi ‘a e ngaahi lao mo e ngaahi tu’tu’uni fakatukuhau mo e tute pea ‘e fai ‘a hono toe siofi fakata’u ‘enau fakahoko fatongia fakatukuhau.

‘Oku ‘i ai ‘a e taumu’a ngaue ‘a e Potungaue ke toe fakalahi ‘a e ngaahi sevesi makehe ‘e fakahoko ki he kau memipa ‘o e ki’i polokalama ni pea ‘oku fai ‘a e sio ke fakahoko ha ngaue fakataha mo e ngaahi Potungaue Pule’anga kehe ‘oku nau felalaave’i mo fengaue’aki vaofi mo e Potungaue ni.

Ko e taumu’a foki ia ‘o e ki’i polokalama ko ‘eni ke faka’ai’ai aipe ‘a e tauhi mo muimui pau ki he tu’utu’uni mo e lao fakatukuhau mo e tute ka e lava ke tanaki ‘e he Pule’anga ‘a e tukuhau ‘oku totonu ke tanaki ke fakalele’aki pea mo fakahoko ‘aki ‘a e ngaahi langa fakalakalaka ‘a hotau ki’i fonua ko Tonga.

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Kulufeinga ‘Anisi Bloomfield

CEO

 

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