Dead beat Dad bashing by the Sunday Star Times
Absent dads owe billions in unpaid child support
CHILD-SUPPORT dodgers owe their children – and the taxman – billions. Inland Revenue is owed more than $1.8 billion by parents who have shirked their financial responsibilities. Figures released to the Sunday Star-Times by Inland Revenue show that of the 176,500 people liable for child support, 121,500 are behind in their payments.
The real problem here is that Inland Fucking Revenue see the late fees as a source of revenue. Inland Revenue do not send out monthly accounts to solo fathers, they send one letter at the start, and that's it. Note of the supposed 'billions' the female reporter from the Sunday Star Times screams solo fathers are supposedly owing, only $560 million is actually owing, the rest, a staggering $1.2 billion is in bloody late fees. I can understand the anger many solo fathers feel at having to pay late fees to IRD that NEVER go onto the mothers child, that money simply goes to the IRD.
Why the Sunday Stay Times is pimping for cash for the IRD is a little beyond me, and note the 'solution' is more draconian penalties.
If the IRD wanted to do the right thing, they would send out monthly accounts and rather than a late fee penalty regime that will see a father punished 10% of the entire payment if the payment is even one day late, give him a weeks grace in getting the money through to them!
Who gets away with such draconian per month penalties regime and then has the audacity to have a Newspaper side with them over how evil solo fathers are by denying them $1.2billion in draconian late fees that IRD themselves generate?
This bloody story in the increasingly gutter Sunday Star Times should be asking why that $1.2billion isn't going to the children and is instead going to the fucking IRD!