Project Masta

IRC and ICSA join forces to combat tax evasion

IRC launched a project called “Project Masta”, initially aimed at addressing tax evasion schemes by foreign workers and local group employers.

The initial investigations revealed that foreign workers would come on a work visa sponsored by one company but then end up working for multiple companies.

There are also instances where foreign workers are paid through their overseas bank accounts but paid a lousy living allowance here in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to evade taxes.