[IN CONFIDENCE RELEASE EXTERNAL]
Ministerial & Escalated Complaints
PO Box 2198 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Telephone: 04 890 1846
16 November 2021
Mohamed Zakaria Mohamed Abdelhamid
[FYI request #17235 email]
Thank you for your request made under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act),
received on 18 October 2021. You requested the following: … “a figure and a percentage of income tax paid by taxpayers who are on Work Visa/
Resident status/Permanent residence status/Immigrants with respect to the total income
tax. The years required for 2018/ 2019/2020/2021”
Unfortunately, we do not gather information on citizenship in our tax system, as it is not
required for tax purposes. New Zealand uses tax residency to determine taxing rights.
Information about tax residency can be found on our general website, ird.govt.nz.
You may wish to direct your enquiries to Statistics New Zealand.
I therefore must refuse your request under the provisions in section 18(e) of the Act
because the document alleged to contain the information requested does not exist or
cannot be found. Under section 28(3) of the Act, 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 writing. I trust that my comments are of some assistance.
Team Lead – Ministerial and Escalated Complaints