IRC eyes change for better tax collection


THE Internal Revenue Commission (IRC) wants to change some of its organisational culture and improve tax collection, says acting commissioner tax Samuel Loi.
“There are also cultural issues that we want to deal with – the organisational culture, societal change and attitudes towards tax,” he said.
“We want to change the IRC culture. It is not easy to change an organisation that has been attached to doing things. While we are fixing the processes, we also have to look at the human element that manages and deals with the process.
“If people needs to be addressed we are doing that.”
Loi was speaking at the small business tax stakeholder conference in Port Moresby last week. The conference was about informing the stakeholders about tax registration, record keeping and bank account, and the incentives.
Stakeholders in acquiring those valid information will then relay them through their clientele database to entice SMEs and informal businesses to get on the new tax regime.