Ministry for Revenue's Vision & Mission
The Ministry for Revenue overarching vision is: Working together for a secure and prosperous Samoa
Our mission clearly captures our role and our work: We collect money to pay for public services and help people to meet their obligations, protect our borders and facilitate legitimate trade and travel. We aim to maximise compliance with Samoa's tax and customs legislation through education, quality service and appropriate enforcement. The aim of 'maximising compliance' is about getting as many customers as possible to pay the right amount of tax over the long term. The Ministry for Revenue has a responsibility to ensure the long-term sustainability of the tax and customs system. As discussed in Chapter One, we play an important influencing role, a role that relies on us understanding the business and travelling community, and the various dimensions within the different industry groups. As we continue to build this knowledge, the Ministry for Revenue will become increasingly well positioned to identify opportunities to further increase compliance and the overall effectiveness of the tax and customs system.