How to pay fees and penalties

For filings submitted on paper you may pay by check or cash.

For online filings:

You may establish a client account with the Ministry and deposit funds into it.  The online system will then allow you to use this account to fund online filings.  If you are a frequent filer this feature will be convenient.  Simply establish your user account then send a check to the Ministry with the account name and number. The Ministry will credit your account with these funds.

Pay by credit card or debit card

If you only use our services occasionally, credit or debit card payment is a practical payment option. We offer secure credit and debit card transactions using 128-bit encryption technology. Your transaction is validated in real time and confirmed immediately to you by email. A tax invoice will appear on screen that you are able to print for your own records if you wish.The Business Registries Office accepts the following credit and debit cards:

VISA          Amex.jpeg       Mastercard

Note | Card Security Code required

It is mandatory to provide the Card Security Code (CSC) when paying by credit card. The CSC number is not your pin number but rather a three or four-digit card verification number printed on either the front or back of your credit card.On a Visa, Mastercard, or Diners credit card you will typically find a three-digit CSC number on the back of the card printed in the top-right corner of the signature panel.

On an American Express credit card, you will find a four-digit CSC number on the front of the card, above the main credit card number.

The Ministry will soon announce other methods of payment that will make it even easier to pay for online services.

The Ministry has also established internet kiosks in its main office in Nuku’alofa.  You may visit the Ministry and staff will assist you in establishing your user account.  You may then fund it with a check or cash and begin your business.