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IRD and MSD information sharing to be expanded

Revenue Minister Peter Dunne and Associate Minister of Social Development Chester Borrows have announced the signing of an Order in Council to expand information sharing between Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Social Development.

The agencies already share client details, and this latest signing means that from 31 May 2012 when the order comes into force, relevant client information will be shared automatically, rather than being provided upon specific request, as is the current practice.

Mr Dunne stresses that only information needed to prove a benefit entitlement will be shared.

“Client privacy and confidentiality is paramount in this process” he says.

Last updated on the 3rd May 2012