“My role is to help people find out about their tax obligation... I want to communicate with people and educate them so they aren’t afraid of taxes.
“It’s not my job to make people pay their taxes it’s my job to help people understand what their obligations are.”
Le’Mon is of Cook Island descent and she moved home with her partner and three children in September last year.
On a daily basis, Le’Mon is out and about in Rarotonga, helping small to medium businesses owners who may already, or be about to, reach the $40,000 threshold which means they have to register to pay Value Added Tax (VAT).
She can also help individuals understand more about book keeping and filling out complicated tax forms.
The 31-year-old has qualifications in finance and management, but says she can also act as a liaison person between people who need tax help and experts who work at MFEM.
“As soon as people realise I’m there to help them they are quite thankful to have someone to talk to them and help explain what they need to do because they haven’t really had that sort of support before.”
As MFEM aims to implement online tax lodgements by the middle of this year, Le’Mon says she will also be able help people learn how to lodge their taxes online.