280H Disclosure of arrival and departure information for purposes of Student Loan Scheme Act 2011

(1)

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

(a)

verify whether borrowers are New Zealand-based or overseas-based for the purposes of the Student Loan Scheme Act 2011:

(b)

verify whether borrowers are New Zealand residents for the purposes of that Act:

(c)

locate, when they enter or leave New Zealand, borrowers who are in serious default in relation to a student loan.

(2)

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

(3)

If, in relation to any borrower, 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 relates to that borrower.

(4)

If the Customs has arrival or departure information relating to a borrower, 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 borrower’s name:

(b)

the borrower’s date of birth:

(c)

the borrower’s tax file number:

(d)

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

(e)

information provided by the borrower when arriving in 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; and

(b)

the form in which information may be supplied; and

(c)

the method by which information may be supplied.

Section 280H: inserted, on 28 March 2007, by section 41 of the Student Loan Scheme Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 13).

Section 280H heading: amended, on 1 April 2012, by section 223 of the Student Loan Scheme Act 2011 (2011 No 62).

Section 280H(1): replaced, on 30 March 2013, by section 48(1) of the Student Loan Scheme Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 10).

Section 280H(4)(e): inserted, on 30 March 2013, by section 48(2) of the Student Loan Scheme Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 10).