IDI to deliver more timely access to tax data
Hon Maurice Williamson
Minister of Statistics
IDI to deliver more timely access to tax
Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson today
announced a change to Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated
Data Infrastructure platform that will give approved
researchers more timely access to tax data.
approved IDI researchers will be able to access anonymised
tax data within three months of it being supplied from
Inland Revenue. Previously it took 14 months.
change will give researchers access to timely and relevant
tax data for research and policy advice, and it opens up
opportunities for Statistics New Zealand to move to using
administrative data first,” Mr Williamson
Anonymised tax data is used by researchers to
understand how people enter and leave the labour market, and
their employment outcomes.
The Integrated Data
Infrastructure platform was established in 2012 as part of
the government drive to improve evidence-based policy making
and to promote the reuse of high value publicly held
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>