Ministry has right over taxation forms

By Ivamere Nataro 27 January 2019, 12:00AM

The Ministry of Revenue has every right to decline or deem invalid any tax forms that are developed by a taxpayer without the approval of the Commissioner. 

So says the C.E.O., Matafeo Avalisa Fatua’alii, who was responding to an email by the Sunday Samoan on the reintroduction of weekly pay processing in SmoothPay. 

Matafeo is encouraging taxpayers to register with their Samoa-Electronic-Tax (S.E.T.) – which allows taxpayers a much efficient alternative method of filing and paying their tax returns online – view their tax statements and receive regular tax advises.  

“SmoothPay is a private business, which develops P.A.Y.E. tax forms and probably sell or charge clients to use their forms, but the Ministry’s statutory tax forms are free and must be used at all times by our taxpayers. 

“We have the legislative right to decline or deem invalid any tax forms that are developed by the taxpayer without the approval of the Commissioner as we already have approved tax forms.”

S.E.T. was introduced in 2014 and has all three templates or tax periods of weekly, fortnightly and monthly.

By Ivamere Nataro 27 January 2019, 12:00AM

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