National MP John Key says self-employed earners are forming trusts that hide their true income in order to qualify for Working for Families payments.
Go back a step. People have already done this to minimise their child support payments, which are based on how much they earn, as opposed to what the child needs. Whether government threatens to punish or reward, many people will react in ways that others don't think are kosher. The best way to deal with it is get rid of the incentives to.
The Working for Families scheme is going to be the mother of unintended consequences.
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