"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»

 

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 . Read More

Westpac Cheque

NOT accepting any “Westpac” Cheque

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CASH PAYMENT LIMIT:

A reminder that our cashier will only accept cash payment of up to TOP$200. Cash payment over that limit will have to be pre-approved by the CEO. Read More

 

NO GIFT ALLOWED:

If you have any complaints against a civil servant (s) or a public service, please direct them to the officer of the Commissioner for Public Relations at Lavinia Road, Kolofo’ou, telephone 26980. Read More

 

COMPLAINTS ABOUT CIVIL SERVANTS OR PUBLIC SERVICES:

 If you have any complaints against a civil servant (s) or a public service, please direct them to the officer of the Commissioner for Public Relations at Lavinia Road, Kolofo’ou, telephone 26980. Read More

 

Pre-Clearance and Pre-Release Applications

To all our valued clients, kindly note that as of 10th April, 2015, all Pre-Clearance and Pre-Release applications are to be lodged with the Customs Office to be considered by the Head of Customs and Trade Division, Deputy CEO, Kelemete Vahe. Read More

 

POLOKALAMA TALA'OFA KI HE NGAAHI TAUTEA FAKA - TUKUHAU

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CORRECT TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS

Please ensure that you always provide the correct tax identification number (TIN) on your documents (where required) submitted to our tax and customs offices. Read More

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»

TBEC Tax Training, 8th & 9th June 2016

TBEC Tax Training, 8th & 9th June 2016

24/06/2016

The Ministry was very fortunate to have been invited by TBEC to conduct one of their trainings with business enterprises which was on tax.

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Ha’apai Visit – May 2016

30/05/2016

A continuing site visit was done for Ha’apai Island from 23-27 of May and four (4) of the Officers went to complete this.

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Online Workshops - October 2015

30/10/2015

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.

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Asia Environmental Enforcement Award Recognizes Crime Fighters

Asia Environmental Enforcement Award Recognizes Crime Fighters

28/05/2015

Tonga Customs one of the first recipients of the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award announced 20 May 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Fighting Corruption

Fighting Corruption

27/05/2015

The Customs & Trade Division of the Ministry of Revenue and Customs is playing a crucial role in Governments efforts towards implementing policies which create a working environment and public service ...

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