Revenue and Customs

MINISTRY OF REVENUE & CUSTOMS

WHO ARE WE

The Inland Revenue Division (IRD) of the Ministry of Revenue is responsible for the collection of tax revenue for the government. The IRD works closely with all sectors of the economy to ensure they understand the tax system as well as legal requirements.

OUR MISSION

  • Maximise on a timely basis the collection of government revenue. Revenue collection is the most significant function of the IRD Resources are employed to gear up revenue collection effectively and efficiently.
  • To improve, encourage and strengthen compliance with the tax legislations and regulations. The backbone of IRD tax administration is to develop incentives convincing taxpayers of the mutual benefits of voluntary compliance with all tax legislation.
  • Quick, responsive and impartial in servicing taxpayers. IRD must act quickly in servicing taxpayers, collecting revenue and must be impartial in carrying out their tasks.
  • Deal innovatory with non-compliance, tax evasion and tax avoidance. Tax evasion and avoidance are two major constraints facing IRD, and the Department must act appropriately and innovatory with these problems.

 

EXECUTIVE STRUCTURE

MINISTER FOR REVENUE & CUSTOMS: Hon. Tevita Lavemaau

CEO OF REVENUE & CUSTOMS: Mr. 'Anisi Bloomfield

DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMS: Mr. Kelemete vahe

 

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

The Divisions are: Large Business, Small Business, Technical Services and Corporate Services.

ROLES & FUNCTION

The major role of IR is to collect taxes to fund Government's operations. This role must be carried out in such a way that the IR administration is recognised as being fair and carrying out its duties with integrity and a high level of professionalism.

The basic functions of IRD includes:

  • Administering of tax legislation and regulations.
  • Collecting of all tax revenues due to the Government in accordance with the Tax legislation.
  • Issuing of taxpayer's tax assessments.
  • Settling of taxpayer's objections by taxpayers in accordance with tax legislation
  • Providing tax services and assistance to taxpayers.

LEGISLATION

IRD operates within the following legislation:

  • Income Tax Act (2007)
  • Revenue Services Administration Act (2002) as amended
  • Consumption Tax Act (2003) as amended
  • Public Finance management Act (2002)

REVENUE HEAD OFFICE IN NUKU'ALOFA:

QUEENS SALOTE EX-STUDENTS CENTER
Railway Rd
P.O Box 7
Nuku'alofa
Ph: +676 23 444
Fax: +676 26 638

Vava'u Regional Office:

REVENUE OFFICE
P.O Box 114
Neiafu/ Vava'u
Ph: +676 70 034
Fax: +676 70 857

Ha'apai Regional Office:

REVENUE OFFICE
Holopeka Rd.
Pangai, Ha'apai
Ph: +676 60 456

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Website: www.revenue.gov.to



Tonga Customs Service Officer Graduates APCSS

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5 November 2012 HONOLULU - Mr. Sau Niulala, Senior Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, Tonga Customs Service, from Nuku'alofa, graduated Wednesday, October 31 from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies "Executive Course: Advanced Security Cooperation" course. Niulala received his certificate from Dean of Academics, College of Security Studies, Ambassador (Ret.) Lauren Kahea Moriarty.

Niulala joined 92 other senior civilian and military leaders from 34 countries, and one international organization who attended the 4 ½-week course to study regional security.

Attending the regional security course were representatives from: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Timor-Leste, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, United States, Vanuatu, Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

The Executive Course focus is on building relationships among mid-career leaders and decision makers within the region. Its curriculum emphasizes the non-war fighting aspects of security and international relations, and challenges Fellows to develop regional and transnational perspectives.  Security is examined as a comprehensive mix of political, economic, social, military, diplomatic, information and ecological dimensions and how they affect the stability and security of the region.

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a Department of Defense academic institute that addresses regional and global security issues. Military and civilian representatives, most from the U.S. and Asia-Pacific nations, participate in a comprehensive program of executive education, professional exchanges and outreach events, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The Center supports the U.S. Pacific Command by developing and sustaining relationships among security practitioners and national security establishments throughout the region.  Its mission is to build capacities and communities of interest by educating, connecting, and empowering security practitioners to advance Asia-Pacific security.  It is one of the Department of Defense's five regional security studies centers.

Since opening in 1995, APCSS has had representatives from 104 countries and territories, and four international organizations attend courses at the Center for a total of 6,924 alumni.


ENDS

Issued by the: Asia-Pacific Centre for Security for Security Studies Public Affairs Office, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Authoritized by the Ministry of Revenue Services, Nuku'alofa, 2012
 
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