Young Dead Wrong
11 April 2002
“National Party revenue spokesperson Annabel Young has completely misunderstood the government’s decisions relating to the tax treatment of Maori authorities,” Revenue Minister Michael Cullen said today.
“First, although of obvious relevance to Maori, the provision will apply to any charitable organisation distributing to beneficiaries connected by blood ties.
“Second, to qualify for charitable status these organisations – whether Maori or other – will still have to pass the public benefit test,” Dr Cullen said.