As tax administrations, we are under constant pressure to achieve the respective government’s regular expectations while trying to keep up with the changing global trends and international best practices.
This was highlighted by the CEO of Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority and Chair of the Pacific Islands Tax Administration Association Executive Committee Visvanath Das during the official opening of the secretariat office of the Association in Suva earlier today.
Das says this is also a platform and an opportunity to create a collaborative voice of the Pacific Island countries to be heard louder and clearer in the matter of tax administration needs and priorities and respective domestic revenue mobilization efforts.
He says the Association’s role is to support its members to improve its capacity building and corporation by leading the Pacific Islands Tax Administration towards international best practices.
Das says they have come through a lot to achieve what they have today.
While officiating at the opening, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the government is pleased to be able to provide the facility for Pacific Island Tax Administrators Association in Fiji because regional cooperation is critically important.
Sayed-Khaiyum says government will be offering further support through FIRCA to provide whatever assistance is necessary to ensure that the new secretariat plays its role significantly.