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Use this form if you're getting child support or domestic maintenance and you want us to stop collecting payments from the liable parent.

You can ask us not to collect all or part of the money owing. You cannot uplift any penalties owed by the liable parent/person as these are owed to the government.

Only the receiving carer, the person getting the child support payments, can complete this form.

Gather your information

You'll need your:

  • IRD number
  • current address
  • contact details
  • the liable parent's name.

You can also tell us if you do not want to receive any outstanding payments.

Send the form to us in myIR

Send your completed form to us in myIR.

Make sure you let us know the message is for child support. Attach your completed IR129 form and any supporting documents to the message.

You do not need to sign the form when sending it to us in myIR.

How to send a message in myIR

What happens next

We'll stop collecting the payments you have asked us not to collect on the form.

My responsibilities

You'll need to complete the following forms if you do not want us to collect any future child support or domestic maintenance payments.

Cancel your child support

Cancel your domestic maintenance

If you're getting the sole parent rate of benefit or Unsupported Child's Benefit, you cannot ask us to stop collecting child support. But, you can ask us to stop collecting payments of domestic maintenance or court-ordered lump sums of child support.

Once you have asked us not to collect payments for the dates you provide, you cannot later ask us to collect them. If you're still owed payments outside of those dates, you can collect them by applying through the District Court.

Ministry of Justice - Child support

Check you've included your correct information and any documents we need. Sign the form and send your documents to us at:

Child Support
PO Box 39010
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045

Child support - contact us