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Our approved information sharing agreement (AISA) with New Zealand Police, New Zealand Customs Service and Serious Fraud Office sets out key activities that we need to report on each year in our annual report.

Under sections 154(1)(b), 155 and 156 of the Privacy Act 2020, the Privacy Commissioner has specified the following reporting in respect of the AISA for: supply of information for the purpose of prevention, detection, investigation or providing evidence of serious crime. A copy of the AISA is available to view on our website.

Information sharing with New Zealand Police, New Zealand Customs Service and Serious Fraud Office

Information shared

1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

Please note that the Memorandum of Understanding with the New Zealand Customs Service and the Serious Fraud Office was signed in December 2020, so the sharing with those agencies started from January 2021 onwards.

Costs

The estimated cost of the sharing agreement for the year ended 30 June 2021:

  • New Zealand Police - $14,693.12
  • Serious Fraud Office - $1,188.00
  • NZ Customs - $272.00.

Benefits

The number of times that information provided by Inland Revenue has been used in a case with a resolution of:

Warning, diversion and youth case action do not apply as the AISA focuses on serious offending and these possible resolutions are for lower-level offending which fall below the serious crime threshold.

Assurance

An internal Critical Task Assurance Review is applied across a selection of information requests and proposed responses. There have been no instances identified of information being shared contrary to the AISA.

Amendments

The information sharing agreement between Inland Revenue and New Zealand Police has been extended to include the Serious Fraud Office and the New Zealand Customs Service. A new AISA negotiated between parties was signed in July 2020 and enacted in October 2020.

Last updated: 03 Nov 2021
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