Public 2006 No 42
Issued
2006

Child Support Amendment Act 2006

2006 changes to the Child Support Act include a partial write-off of late payment penalties and stronger IR powers to investigate liable parents' financial affairs.

Changes in child support legislation have resulted from the enactment of the Child Support Amendment Bill (No.4), introduced on 5 August 2005. The main changes are a partial write-off of late payment penalties - to encourage lapsed payers of child support to begin making regular payments again - and strengthened Inland Revenue powers to investigate liable parents' financial affairs.