Child Support – Dunnes moves a 20th Century Solution
Paul Jenkins is a name we should not forget. It confirms what we all know, child tax enforcement is draconian, brutal and drives dads to kill themselves.
Ask yourself the question: What does the IRD do? IRD is the revenue collection department, the tax woman. Its reason for existence is to collect money from citizens. It’s the Department that collects child tax. Its who advises Dunne so there is little surprise with the tinkering to the child tax act that Peter is promoting.
The whole purpose of the change is to increase compliance at the least cost for the highest return. This bill is not about making fundamental changes its a few baubles, packaged together to insure you comply.
Why are child support payments to be compulsorily deducted from salary and wages?
Paying parents will have their payments automatically deducted from their salary to ensure that as many child support payments as possible are made, and made on time
This legislation and analysis that led to the tinkering is still focused on the “same old, same old” Taxing Liable Parents via a formula assessment, a system that has failed worldwide because of the assumptions used to create the system.
Those assumptions include; Parental responsibility aka benefit recovery, income equalisation, all dads are deadbeats, one size fits all, imaginary incomes, the cost raising children……. These assumptions lead to the tinkering Dunne is proposing. It is nothing more than a 20th century solution, already out of date.
The Government’s concern is about increasing the fairness of the child support system. Although it is recognised that, for some parents, changes to the formula will result in lower amounts being received, any move to a revised formula would be made with the aim of reducing current inequities to ensure the system is more balanced, that paying parents honour their responsibilities to their children and that it is perceived to be fairer overall. It should also be noted that the other (non-formula) changes to the child support scheme are designed to improve child support payment rates, meaning that more receiving parents will receive child support payments than is currently the case
Read the info from IRD and get ready for action.