Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced today the first of the reforms in the Child Support Scheme Amendment Act would be delayed a year because of the “complexity of the reforms”.
“Inland Revenue has informed me… it needs more time to implement the new scheme to the high standard that the Government expects.”
It is the second time the changes have been delayed – the Social Services Select committee held back the changes so IRD would have time to adjust its systems.
I wonder if IRD will be forced to pay the government substantial penalty payments for being overdue in their service delivery.
I may contact the IRD Child Support team and advise them that “My newly assessed Child Support payments would be delayed a year because of the “ridiculous over-assessment of my real income”, and that “I need more time to raise my salary to the high standard that the IRD expects.”
Honestly, what a complete sham.