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Inland Revenue uses contractors and consultants to provide backfill for vacant positions or cover short-term demand, where specialist skills or independent external advice are needed (such as specialist skills needed for our transformation programme), and in periods of peak demand.

A contractor is a person who is not considered an employee, providing backfill or extra capacity in a role that exists within Inland Revenue, or acts as an additional resource for a time-limited piece of work.

A consultant is a person or firm who is not considered a contractor or employee, engaged to perform a piece of work with a clearly defined scope and provide expertise, in a particular field, not readily available from within Inland Revenue.

Inland Revenue has elected to disclose contractors and consultants information separately in accordance with Te Kawa Mataaho (Public Service Commission) guidance.

The difference between the amounts in the table above, and the contractors and consultants expense in note 4, is because the financial statement definitions vary slightly to the Te Kawa Mataaho definitions. For example, fees paid to other government agencies are excluded for Te Kawa Mataaho purposes.

Last updated: 02 Nov 2021
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