Controversial Destiny Church has been issued overdue notices after 14 affiliated charities are late filing their annual returns.
The church’s tax-exempt status is under the microscope after the late filing. Previous returns from the charities totalled several million dollars.
Six Destiny-affiliated charities, which received a combined $5.5m in donations in the most recent returns, are more than a year overdue in filing statements with the public charities register.
During the same period, Bishop Brian Tamaki has repeatedly asked churchgoers to donate to pay for the church’s new multi-million-dollar City of God in Manukau.