New Sharing Agreement Between IRD and DIA

September 5, 2013 New Zealand Taxation

IMG_0785The IRD now has new powers to track down defaulter who leave New Zealand.

On September 4th the IRD and the Department of Internal Affairs announced a new information sharing agreement aimed at helping catch out individuals who skip out on their student loan obligations and child support payments.

The new agreement will allow the Department of Internal Affairs share current contact details for individuals who lodge an application to renew or receive a passport, if they are also skipping out on loan repayments or child support.

The Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain explained the benefit of the system, saying that “…this is a good example of government agencies working together to provide better public services and ensure that everyone meets their obligations.”

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