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Tuesday 6 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The disgruntled Friendly Island Bus Association members are still not happy with the way Government rejected their request for Customs Duty and Consumption Tax exemptions.
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Wednesday 5 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
What's the use of passing Cabinet decisions if they do not implement them? The Cabinet Decision of 5 April removing Duty and CT for the fishery sector...cannot be effected until Fisheries confirms the administrative procedures... - Tricia Emberson, FIAT.
Friday 24 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga government officials told a Chinese business delegation that they would review a policy that imposes 15% consumption tax on business investments in Tonga. They also told the potential investors that tourism is "Tonga's most vibrant industry" and that Tonga has fish to give for fishing boats and it will speed up its process of issuing licenses to fish in Tonga's waters.
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Thursday 4 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A private bill aimed at reducing the new consumption tax was rejected by the House after its first reading. Meanwhile, the Minister of Finance won a new Regulation giving the Chief Commissioner discretion to exempt organizations from CT - despite protests that it was illegal.
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Monday 23 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Just as we are getting used to Consumption Tax, the Ministry of Finance is proposing a new tax, the "Plas Tax" they hope will raise the awareness of litter as an issue in Tonga.
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Thursday 19 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
What's on TV? Politics, politics and politics. Both Tonga's local TV stations, TV Tonga (TBC) and OBN TV7 via their evening main shows are either about Democratic Parties or the Consumption Tax Cry.
Friday 1 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Tongan consumers were faced with a new 15% Consumption Tax coming into effect today, April 1, Tongan businesses were not amused by the sudden announcement by their Port Authority of a 25% increase in ports tariffs to take effect on April 4. They warn that the increase in shipping tariffs will absorb any savings that were to be made from the Consumption Tax introduction.
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Monday 7 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Privy Council on Friday March 4 approved the implementation of Tonga's new Consumption Tax. Later, in the afternoon, the Minister of Finance, Hon. Siosiua ‘Utoikamanu officially launched Tonga's Consumption Tax which will come into force on April 1.
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Thursday 3 March 2005

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten years ago Tonga introduced its 15% Consumption Tax in April 2005. FROM OUR ARCHIVES: The timing of the rushed introduction of the new Tonga Consumption Tax or TCT, makes one wonder if government had deliberately chosen April 1 to give the parliamentary candidates and the public something to chew on while they work themselves up to a voting mood on March 17. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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