The Fiji Hotel & Tourism Association (FHTA) awareness sessions for its members with the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services (FRCS) got off to their usual positive start.
The Suva session took place on Monday 5 September at the FHTA Office and was well attended by industry stakeholders.
FRCS delivered an interactive session highlighting industry-relevant compliance, policy changes in the 2022-2023 National Budget and the practical application and implementation of these applicable incentives in the Tourism Industry.
Mark Dixon, the FRCS Chief Executive Officer, accompanied his senior team in providing clarity and background for key areas of the budget that impact tourism.
Tourism Financial Controllers, Accountants and General Managers took the chance to have a face-to-face dialogue with the FRCS contingent.
They used the opportunity to gain insights into policy amendments and any current applicability of previous policies, as well as better understand FRCS’ online systems and the pending implementation of VMS.
FHTA Chief Executive Officer Mrs Fantasha Lockington said that “this was the tourism industry and its supplier’s time to talk about all things tax related with the tax experts and discuss any existing or expected challenges, and as we always do; to discuss how we can work together on pragmatic solutions.”
There is another session scheduled in Nadi for Tuesday 6 September at the Nalagi Hotel.