Inland Revenue is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any personal information you do provide to us will be kept for as long as necessary to achieve the purpose we collected it for. If your personal information becomes part of your Inland Revenue records, we will retain the information in accordance with Inland Revenue policy on retention of Inland Revenue records.
As part of our commitment to providing the best possible service to our customers we record all telephone calls answered in our contact centres. This helps us to identify ways that we can provide you with a better service. Please note that child support calls are not answered through our contact centres and so these calls may not be recorded.
Phishing is when an online criminal tries to trick you in to disclosing your personal information and will then use or sell this information for illegal purposes such as applying for credit cards or loans in your name. We would like to know if someone unexpectedly asks for your tax information including your IRD number, password or user ID.
Find out about the information that may be transferred weekly from the Ministry of Social Development to Inland Revenue.
Meeting your obligations means giving accurate and timely information to Inland Revenue. We ask you for this to ensure that we correctly assess your liabilities and entitlements under the Acts which apply to you. We also ask you for your contant details so that we can send you forms or returns that you may need.
Date published: 19 Sep 2006
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