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The General Secretary of the Congregational Christian Church, Reverend Vavatau Taufao and the CEO of the Ministry of Revenue, and Matafeo Avalisa Fautuaalii
Apia, SAMOA — The minsters of the Congregational Christian church who had tax evasion charges withdrawn in court this week, expect to face similar charges to be filed against them soon. The CEO of the Ministry of Revenue confirmed in a media release last night that the Court was advised of future...
Samoa Courthouse
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Revenue in Samoa has withdrawn tax charges against a further 19 ministers from the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa. The ministers appeared in the District Court this week with the church General Secretary Vavatau Taufao confirming the withdrawals. In July a...
The delegates leaving the conference room after the week-long conference
Apia SAMOA — The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) General Assembly has agreed to put aside ST$1 million talā for the legal fees of church ministers charge for not paying government taxes. The CCCS General Secretary, Reverend Vavatau Taufao who has been re-elected to the position...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Prime Minister has told a delegation from the National Council of Churches their attempts at being peacemakers have come too late. TV1 Samoa reports a meeting took place over the ongoing disagreement between government and the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa regarding...
CCCS church ministers
Apia, SAMOA — Church Ministers from the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa that are appearing in the District Court on tax evasion charges were only charged for the January to May, 2018 period.  There are also another set of charges against the same defendants for the period June to November...
ministers of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — All ministers of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa are to meet today to discuss their next step in a tax boycott. They have been summoned by the Elders Committee to decide what action to take after the apparent failure of their boycott of a new government tax on church...
General Secretary Reverend Vavatau Taufao
Apia, SAMOA — The E.F.K.S. Church and the Government are on a collision course with General Secretary Reverend Vavatau Taufao declaring they are ready to face the “fury” of the Government.  The General Secretary said the E.F.K.S., with a membership of 56,818 people, made its decision at the end of...
Apia, SAMOA — The Government will seize church ministers’ personal assets prior to taking them to Court if they continue to defy the new tax law.  The warning comes from the Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, during an interview with Samoa Observer on the taxing of the alofa (offering)...
Congregational Christian Church parishioners
Apia, SAMOA — The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa says their defiant stance against the government's taxing of ministers won't change in the near future. The church has responded to a letter from the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi telling them the law will stand by saying if "...
 Congregational Christian Church ministers arriving at government house for a meeting with Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, and his cabinet on Monday.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa government appears to have made a compromise in their ongoing efforts to implement a new law that will tax all church ministers. The Congregational Christian Church hit out at the law, saying ministers paying income tax went against its faith and it wouldn't pay. However...

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