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Name of agreement Taxation revenue forecasts
Agency data share is with Treasury
MoU title Sharing information to support the development and monitoring of COVID-19 related policies
Agency using the data Treasury
Purpose

Supply of information from Inland Revenue to the Treasury for the purpose of:

a. monitoring the health of the New Zealand economy during and post COVID-19; and

b. supporting the development and monitoring of COVID-19 related policies.  

Data exchanged

a. Weekly PAYE data aggregated by industry or region and backdated to 2008 (where possible); including number of employers; number of jobs; and total wages paid.

b. Monthly data from IR’s COVID-19 Customer Relief Initiative Report. Dashboard including:

i. data on uptake of the tax loss carry-back scheme
ii. data on uptake of the Small Business Cashflow Loan scheme
iii data on remission of Use of Money Interest for COVID-19 related customers.

The Information does not identify individual customers.

Legal authority Section 18H, and Schedule 7, part C, clause 31 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 and sections 82 and 86 of the Land Transfer Act 2017