The Internal Revenue Commission will reopen its office in Mendi soon.
This was confirmed in a meeting held between the Southern Highlands Provincial Administrator Joseph Kajetan and IRC Commissioner-General Sam Koim in Mendi yesterday.
IRC used to have an office in Mendi but was closed down in 2017 during the election-related violence.
Since then, Southern Highlands taxpayers were serviced by the Hagen Regional Tax Centre.
About 1322 registered taxpayers (TIN) are attributed to be from SHP, with a general compliance level of less than 10%.
Both parties will lay the groundwork in the coming month for a formal MoU signing and the opening of the new office.