Matua Whangai

Faith Stol made this Official Information request to Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children

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From: Faith Stol

Dear Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children,

Kia Ora,

Is there a legal agreement with Oranga Tamariki and Inland Revenue around the voluntary, tax-free arrangements for MATUA WHAANGAI.

I would be very surprised to find if there isn't.
We know this model can be successful for some, however, OT and other care service providers can easily take advantage of caregivers paying them under this model under the guise of having "zero taxes paid" but there are further implications around this. How is this lawful?

Yours faithfully,

Faith Stol.

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IN-CONFIDENCE

Tçnâ koe Faith Stol

This email is to acknowledge receipt of your request for the following information under the Official Information Act 1982:

• Is there a legal agreement with Oranga Tamariki and Inland Revenue around the voluntary, tax-free arrangements for MATUA WHAANGAI.

We will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible, and in any case, no later than 23 May 2022, being 20 working days from our receipt of your request on 25 April 2022, as provided for under the Act.

If we are unable to respond to your request with those 20 working days, we will notify you of an extension to that timeframe.
Nâku noa, nâ

Ministerial Support
PO Box 546, Wellington 6140
P E: [email address]

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