Rorts have risks

He had an accident and couldn’t work for several weeks.

When ACC wouldn’t pay him as much as he thought he should be getting he complained to his MP.

The MP asked some questions. The answers showed the couple had arranged their affairs so their children could claim full student allowances.

Their earnings went into a company and both the husband and wife were paid small taxable salaries.

The MP explained the rules. ACC payments are based on your wages or salary. If you arrange things so you don’t appear to earn much then that’s what ACC will base its payment on when you make a claim.

4 Responses to Rorts have risks

  1. Chris Bird says:

    He should have taken out Cover Plus Extra from ACC where you nominate your cover

  2. JC says:

    Oh, I love that one! 🙂


  3. Deborah says:

    Their accountant should have explained this possible consequence. ‘Though it’s perfectly possible that she or he did explain it, but the husband and wife decided to take the risk.

  4. Adolf Fiinkensein says:

    I love it.

    There’s an old saying in the life business.

    “You can defraud the insurer or you can defraud the IRD but you can’t defraud both.”

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