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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.

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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.

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