Over the last couple of years staff within the Connexional Office have had to deal with concerns expressed by congregational members that the Inland Revenue Department has rejected donations paid to the Church by them. While it has not been a major concern within the wider Church we have reflected upon the advice we have sent out to the wider Connexion and have updated our information with the help of the Inland Revenue.
Attached to this email are three documents, which are the same, other than the language within them. One is in English, one is in English with Tongan translation and the other is English with a Samoan translation.
The documents listed below are the latest information we have available and if followed should allow for the smooth processing of tax donation receipts for the tax year ending 31 March 2018.
If a congregational member has an issue, we would appreciate a note regarding it with the details and the Connexional Office will follow it up with the IRD. However, final resolution of the matter is between the IRD and the congregational member, but we will attempt to ensure the system works for all parties concerned.
If we can be of further assistance, please let Peter van Hout in the Connexional Office know.