Betty Palaso

Palaso is Ambassador to Philippines

Commissioner General Ms Palaso will be taking up her new post as PNG Ambassador to the Philippines.

Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Charles Abel expressed his gratitude on behalf of the government to the outgoing Commissioner General of Internal Revenue Commission, Betty Palaso.

Palaso has had 10 years of dedicated service to the country, which saw a lot of reforms to the Internal Revenue Commission.

One of those includes the separation of IRC from Customs and becoming an authority which could allow for the recruitment of more officers. 

Large Tax Payer Office allows IRC reforms

This new service center paves the way for the reforms IRC is undertaking, aimed at improving effective and efficient taxpayer service and taxpayer compliance initiatives.

Deputy Prime Minister Charles Abel, IRC Commissioner General Betty Palaso, representatives from the International Monetary Fund, Commercial Banks and other Large Tax Payers witnessed the opening of the new client service center today.

IRC to do away with cheque payments

As part of this effort, the IRC will conducting awareness sessions in 14 provinces from May 14th to 30th to inform taxpayers of this intention.

The awareness will inform taxpayers, businesses and sole traders about the various ways in which they can safely and conveniently pay taxes.

IRC says the acceptable payment methods include:

Govt owes companies over K290m

This was revealed to Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister, Charles Abel, during a meeting with the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry (POMCCI).

The POMCCI presented to the Government the long list of outstanding debts owed to its 16 members, from over 320 current members.

Abel, along with Internal Revenue Commission Commissioner, Betty Palaso, and Deputy Commissioner Dr Alois Daton, met with POMCCI President, Rio Fiocco, CEO Dave Conn and CPL Managing Director, Mahesh Patel.