More than 10,000 parents have been saddled with debts to the Inland Revenue they were powerless to avoid, and one angry solo mum is calling for change.
As well as collecting tax, the IRD administers child support arrangements, which are a financial lifeline to single parents.
But one mother is facing a large debt as the IRD tries to claw back “overpayments” by her former partner – a debt she did nothing to incur and could not have prevented.
According to official figures 10,002 people were in a similar position as of April this year, paying back child support debts totaling $11.5 million.
I am not surprised at yet another example of child tax lunacy.
This type of scenario will be more prevalent with the introduction of the new complex formula.
The promised calculators fail to appear on the IRD website.The IT changes required to implement Dunne’s disaster are driven by date,not quality. Looks like a potential nova pay to me.