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Traders to provide proper receipts: CCF

February 8, 2019 12:44 pm
People shopping [File Photo]

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning traders to provide receipts to their consumers at all times.

This comes after the council’s market surveillance team saw how some traders are not giving out receipts to their customers.

CCF adds that Consumers Supermarket in Nadi was found on two separate occasions not issuing receipts.

However, the Council continues to receive complaints and has sought assistance from the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services and the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission to look into the matter.

The FRCS and FCCC has assured that an investigation will be carried out to ensure compliance.

The council says receipts are a requirement as per Regulation of the Value Added Tax Regulations 1991.

For goods and service above $10, retailers or service providers are required by law to issue receipts to consumers.

For any purchases below the sum of $10, a consumer has the right to demand for a receipt if it’s not provided.

The council is also urging consumers to be vigilant and demand for receipts.