Manukau Man uses Church for Tax Fraud
March 3, 2009 New Zealand Finance
Manukau man, Kineloti Tahaafe was found guilty on the 26th of February for over 300 charges of tax fraud.
Kineloti Tahaafe committed tax fraud by helping 97 different people claim various tax credits. The fraud would involve forging fake donations to churches and in some cases fake housekeeping expenses. Kineloti Tahaafe would forge fake documents for the people he was helping, he would also assist them in filling out and completing the appropriate forms. Although not always, Kineloti Tahaafe would charge between $50 and $100 for his services.
According to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), Kineloti Tahaafe has made a total of $256,975 in false claims from the activities he was charged with. Understandably the IRD were adamant in their dissuasion to similar activity or attempts to emulate it in the future.