"Revenue from the community
for the community"

Our Mission»

 The primary function of the Ministry of Revenue and Customs is to collect revenue through taxes and duties for the Government of Tonga to fund the services to the people of Tonga.

In addition, the Ministry is also responsible for border security and facilitating trade. The Ministry of Revenue and Customs exists to:

  • Collect revenue on behalf of the Government of Tonga;
  • Protect and secure the borders of Tonga; and
  • Facilitate trade in Tonga.

Important Notices»

 

PUBLIC ANNOUCEMENT ON NEW INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RATES

Please note that Cabinet approves the new individual Income Tax Rates to be effective on the 1st July, 2017 as follows:

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PENALTY AMNESTY PROGRAM 2017

This is a public notice from the Ministry of Revenue and Customs to all.

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CONSUMPTION TAX RETURN

This is a public notice from the Ministry of Revenue and Customs to all Consumption Tax (CT) registered person/company that has operated more than one branch.Read More

CT CERTIFICATES

This is a notice from the Ministry of Revenue and Customs to all Consumption Tax (CT) registered taxpayers that have more than one branch/location. Starting 1st of July 2016, each branch/location of your business must have a copy of the original CT certificate displayed at each location

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WESTPAC CHEQUE

NOT accepting any “Westpac” Cheque

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Important Dates»

Take note of the below tax return and payment due dates.

Monthly Due Dates

28th Consumption Tax Return & Payment
28th PAYE Return & Payment

Quarterly Due Dates

28th October Tax Return & Payment
28th January Tax Return & Payment
28th April Tax Return & Payment

Annual Due Dates

31st October Personal Income Tax Return & Payment
31st October Company Tax Return & Payment
31st August PAYE Annual Return

News»

Media Release - Ministry of Revenue & Customs Tax Week 2017

Media Release - Ministry of Revenue & Customs Tax Week 2017

7/11/2017

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 ...

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Media Release - The Heilala Tax System

Media Release - The Heilala Tax System

14/08/2017

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 ...

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Temporary Close Down of Business for Non-Compliance with Tax Obligations

Temporary Close Down of Business for Non-Compliance with Tax Obligations

10/07/2017

The Ministry of Revenue and Customs, on Tuesday morning 13th of June 2017, conducted its first temporary close down operation for 2017. The taxpayer involved is a company that owns and operates 4 retail ...

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Customs Launches Investigation into New Law-Breaking Behaviour

Customs Launches Investigation into New Law-Breaking Behaviour

5/04/2017

Customs has uncovered incidents of companies importing goods under alternate/incorrect company names. This is in direct violation of the Customs & Excise Management Act 2007.

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Joint Press Release between Tonga Customs, Inland Revenue and Police

Joint Press Release between Tonga Customs, Inland Revenue and Police

15/03/2017

Tonga Customs, Inland Revenue and Tonga Police raided prominent business suspected of unlawfully importing gold jewellery

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