280K Disclosure of arrival and departure information for purposes of Child Support Act 1991

(1)

The purpose of this section is to facilitate the exchange of information between the Customs and the Department for the purpose of assisting the Commissioner to—

(a)

locate any person who is in serious default in the payment of any financial support debt; and

(b)

take appropriate debt recovery action against that person.

(2)

For the purpose of this section, the Commissioner may supply any identifying information to the chief executive.

(3)

If, in relation to a person who is in serious default, identifying information is supplied in accordance with subsection (2), the chief executive may compare that information with any arrival and departure information held by the Customs that may relate to that person.

(4)

If the Customs has arrival or departure information relating to a person who is in serious default, the chief executive may, for the purpose of this section, supply to the Commissioner any of the following information held by the Customs:

(a)

the person’s name:

(b)

the person’s date of birth:

(c)

the person’s tax file number:

(d)

the time and date on which the person arrived in New Zealand or, as the case may be, departed from New Zealand:

(e)

information provided by the person when arriving in New Zealand or, as the case may be, departing from New Zealand.

(5)

The chief executive and the Commissioner may, for the purpose of this section, determine by written agreement between them—

(a)

the frequency with which information may be supplied:

(b)

the form in which information may be supplied:

(c)

the method by which information may be supplied.

Section 280K: inserted, on 8 August 2008, by section 293 of the Taxation (Business Taxation and Remedial Matters) Act 2007 (2007 No 109).