Mum tells IRD that children are in her care to avoid Child support payments. Father is on DPB after loosing business during recession. Children are actually in shared care.
IRD takes word of mum and deducts child support from dad’s DPB. Mum tells IRD that dad is a fraud and works under the table. IRD takes word of mum and accesses dad at last years income. IRD keeps the accessed income in its formular.
Dad sits on the computer for three months noting every minute children are with him to prove shared care.
Dad disputes that children were in mum’s care. IRD places order on dad’s bank account and robbs the money from his account.
Dad cannot pay the rent and applies to WINZ for a food voucher. Dad has WINZ investigator knocking at his door to investigate “work under the table”.
It’s time the IRD wake up to such fraud.