[IN CONFIDENCE RELEASE EXTERNAL]
18 August 2020
Mr James Lochead-Macmil an
[FYI request #13465 email]
Dear Mr Lochead-Macmillan
Thank you for your request made under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA), received
on 5 August 2020. You requested to know the name of the business registered against a
particular GST number.
The information you have requested is considered sensitive revenue information under
section 18 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 (TAA). Sensitive revenue information can
only be released if there is a permitted disclosure.
There is no permitted disclosure that would allow me to release this information to you.
Accordingly, I have decided to refuse your request under section 18(c)(i) of the OIA as
releasing this information would be contrary to section 18 of the TAA.
Right of Review
If you disagree with my decision on your OIA request, you can ask an Inland Revenue
review officer to review my decision. To ask for an internal review, please email the
Commissioner of Inland Revenue at: [email address].
Alternatively, under section 28(3) of the OIA, you have the right to ask the Ombudsman
to investigate and review my decision. You can contact the office of the Ombudsman by
email at: [email address].
Thank you for your request.
Manager, Government & Executive Services (Acting)