TC Winston

PM announces tax breaks on donations, $1000 FNPF relief

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this afternoon announced new initiatives to assist the general population in the wake of tropical cyclone Winston. Duty and VAT exemption on overseas donations All overseas donations will be duty and VAT exempt. Donors simply need to obtain a letter from NDMO. So please, reach out to our National Coordinator to receive […]

Calvin Prasad

February 23, 2016 6:25 pm

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this afternoon announced new initiatives to assist the general population in the wake of tropical cyclone Winston.

Duty and VAT exemption on overseas donations

All overseas donations will be duty and VAT exempt. Donors simply need to obtain a letter from NDMO. So please, reach out to our National Coordinator to receive all the necessary approvals to avoid undue charges.

Home loan assistance

Banks have given assurances that existing client’s loans can be restructured in light of these events. In addition, the Association of Banks in Fiji this Friday will release a new product that will allow Fijians to take out unsecured loans to repair their homes at interest rates below 5% over a five-year term. These loans can be applied for over the next three months and final details will be released this Thursday.

FNPF disaster relief

FNPF is also making $1000 available to its members for immediate disaster relief, with an additional $5000 available for home repairs. For those who have experienced even greater damage, the FNPF will also offer greater assistance through the housing allocation fund so that you can rebuild your homes and put this disaster behind you as soon as possible.

Also, PM Bainimarama said he would make an announcement later regarding a specific package to assist those who have lost their homes or whose homes have been damaged and need repairs.

PM Bainimarama said the government had received an enormous amount of interest from Fijians here and abroad wanting to provide assistance. He said all donations must go through our National Disaster Management Office.

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