Man Charged for Falsifying Tax Compliance Certificates

Media Team   |   28 Oct 2018

An employee of N. Mudaliar and Co. was produced in the Suva Magistrates Court facing one (1) count of “Falsification of Documents” last Monday.

Mr. Reginald Lal was charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) for allegedly falsifying four (4) Tax Compliance Certificates which is usually issued under the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) law.

The certificates serve as proof that the holder is compliant with tax laws including lodging of tax returns and payment of taxes.

It is alleged that the Accused used these false certificates to obtain a gain from Advance Construction and Aldex Trading Limited.

FICAC Senior State Counsel Ms. Anaseini Lomani informed the court that first phase disclosures were served.

Resident Magistrate Ms. Deepika Prakash released the Accused on bail with a bail bond of $1,000 FJD.

The matter was adjourned to 8 November 2018.