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Our approved information sharing agreement (AISA) with New Zealand Police, the New Zealand Customs Service and the 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 from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 

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.

Information shared with NZ Police, NZ Customs Service and SFO in 2021 and 2022.
Agency Serious Fraud Office New Zealand Customs Service New Zealand Police
Description 2020–21 2021–22 2020–21 2021–22 2020–21 2021–22
Number of requests for information made by the agency 6 3 1 4 332 346
Number of responses with information provided by Inland Revenue to the agency 6 8 1 4 315 322
Number of occasions Inland Revenue proactively provided information to the agency 1 0 1 1 1

Costs

The estimated cost of the sharing agreement for the year ended 30 June 2022:

  • New Zealand Police: $18,130.50
  • Serious Fraud Office: $639.00
  • New Zealand Customs Service: $432.00.

Benefits

The number of times information provided by Inland Revenue has been used in a case with a resolution of:
Description Serious Fraud Office New Zealand Customs Service New Zealand Police
Year 2020–21 2021–22 2020–21 2021–22 2020–21 2021–22
No offence n/a n/a n/a n/a 75 59
Prosecution 4 4 n/a 2 92 102
Warning n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 3
Still under investigation 2 2 1 2 147 159
No response received (still in progress) n/a n/a n/a n/a 17 n/a

Assurance

There have been no instances identified of information being shared contrary to the AISA.

Last updated: 08 Sep 2022
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