IRD makes its own rules.
In an attempt to reduce the escalating child support arrears figure the IRD has resorted to making up its own rules. Don’t be surprised if you find the IRD behaving in an illegal manner. Either someone in Government has said forget the rules, just get the money, or there is a vigilantly group operating within the IRD out to get those so called errant fathers who refuse to pay their child tax.
Either way this reflects badly on revenue minister Peter Dunne. This is an issue currently before a select committee which leaves no excuse for such tyrannical behaviour.