- unique identifier
- date of birth
- personal telephone number
- work telephone number
- mobile telephone number
- residential address
- email address, and
- date of death.
The IRD has wide ranging powers to obtain the details of student loan debtors who live in Australia. The ATO is empowered to provide the IRD with any of the following details:
Every year, after Christmas or Easter, we are contacted by many student loan debtors who don't understand how the IRD has obtained their details after they have visited family in New Zealand. The IRD has an information sharing agreement with the Customs Department and the IRD is provided with a list of information, including:
The person's arrival card information including the:
Student loan debtors are legally required to keep the IRD updated on their contact details but often this is overlooked. If you are contacted by the IRD, shortly after a visit home, this is how they have probably obtained your details.