A FORMER Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority assistant tax officer testified that former assessor Robin Surya would sometimes bring registration forms to her before taking it himself to lodge with lodging officers.
Suliana Naivalu was employed at FRCA as an assistant tax officer in the Customer and Enquiry Centre in 2008 and her duties included attending to registration enquiries by taxpayers at the centre or through the telephone.
She told the court that the accused, like other employees, would do favours for relatives and other people they knew, to get their tax registration forms ahead of the queue.
"He was an assessor at the time of my employment at FRCA," Mrs Naivalu said.
"Sometimes he would bring me some registration forms, saying that it was his friends.
"He would then take the registration form to the lodging officer himself."
She said it was her responsibility to take all tax registrations to the lodging officer.
Mrs Naivalu couldn't recall as to how many forms the accused brought to her, nor their names.
"Other officers did that too.
"And they would take it themselves to the lodging officer."
Mr Surya is charged with money laundering.
The trial continues today.