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New FRCA branches ease travelling

Ropate Valemei
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

THE people of Sigatoka and nearby areas will not have to travel to Nadi, Lautoka or Suva for tax or customs services.

This was after the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA) opened a new office in Sigatoka last week to cater for the needs of taxpayers in surrounding areas.

FRCA chief executive officer Jitoko Tikolevu said the people of Sigatoka had to travel to Nadi, Lautoka or Suva in the past but there was no need for such hassle with the opening of the new branch.

"The new Sigatoka branch will be a one-stop shop just like our other branches. Our office will provide both customs and taxation services to the people of Sigatoka," he said.

"Now they do not have to travel to other towns to get access to FRCA services."

Mr Tikolevu said the branch would provide services to more than 10,000 people and allowing taxpayers to save time and money.

"A survey carried out by FRCA showed the rapid growth of the town's business sector as well the increase in investors and farmers which solidified the need to open an office in the area," he said.

FRCA hopes to further enhance its customer service to be the premier revenue collection, border management and trade facilitation agency in the region.

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the branch located at the Fiji Development Bank Building.