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PM Receives His Joint ID Card: FNPF and FRCA

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama received his joint Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) and Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA) card today.

FRCA chief executive officer, Jitoko Tikolevu, while responding to PM’s queries about the process and the rationale behind the need for such a card, reassured Commodore Bainimarama that tax information would not be divulged and would remain confidential.

“The tax information of individuals and companies will not be released to FNPF, that’s not a data we will be sharing as that information is confidential to FRCA but for other information, members can use just one card to access that and use it for identity purpose as well,” he said.

FRCA treats tax information of individuals and businesses as confidential.

Mr Tikolevu told Prime Minister Bainimarama that there were some individuals who had abused the Tax Identification Number letter which was one of the issues the card would address.

He said this card would also bring Fiji in line with other countries of the world, such as the United States, where they had social security number.

However, the card holders will have to go to the respective institutions to get their information, that is, tax information can only be obtained at FRCA and likewise for FNPF.

Application forms are now available with FRCA having started the registration process and FNPF will follow soon.

Mr Tikolevu said this project did not require the two institutions to fork out extra funding because all resources and manpower were already in place.