Whistle blower gets $15k
June 20, 2014 6:16 am
The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority has for the first time exercised its reward system under the Whistleblower Policy, rewarding an informant of about $15,000 this week.
The information provided led to the successful recovery of $159,000 in unpaid taxes after the Authority conducted the Tax Audits.
The Whistleblower Policy came into effect in 2012 and this is the first time a reward has been paid out.
FRCA Chief Executive Jitoko Tikolevu says informants are entitled to at least 10 per cent of the tax revenue recovered.
He says the whistle-blower spilled beans on a particular business last year.
A total of 66 cases were reported to FRCA under the Whistleblower Policy last year and a further 11 cases since the beginning of this year.
People are being encouraged to report any Customs , Tax evasion or Ethical conduct concerns to 3243222 with the 24/7 hotlines 3243666 or 6626777.