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Annual Report

Purpose: To identify ACC levy payers, and to calculate and collect premiums and residual claims levies. 

IR disclosure to ACC: For self-employed people, IR provides ACC with the full name, contact details, date of birth, IR number and earnings information. For employers, IR provides ACC the name, address, IR number, and total employee earnings.

Compliance: Compliant.

Technical information

Information matching provision Accident Compensation Act 2001, s.246
Tax Administration Act 1994, s.82 (compensation) and s85E (levies)
Year authorised 2000
Year commenced 2002
Programme type Updating data
Unique identifiers Tax file number

System description
IR provides ACC, via online transfer, with a weekly extract of new or updated records containing the following information for all employers, self employed persons, and private domestic workers:

  • name and contact information
  • date of birth for self-employed people
  • start and cease dates for employers
  • IR number of employer or self-employed person
  • annual aggregate employer payroll data consisting of liable employee earnings up to the ACC maximum, totalled per employer and
  • earnings data for the self-employed person, domestic workers, and closely-held companies.

The ACC levy invoice includes a statement about where the information was obtained and what dispute provisions are available. It includes a formal review of the assessment. No separate adverse action notice is issued.

Recent activity

  2011/12  2012/13  2013/14  2014/15 2015/16
Self-employed people's records received 530,665 546,636 632,058 607,880 648,958
Employers' records received 573,778 527,999 563,809 541,517 561,111
Invoices issued to self-employed persons 348,349 462,435 496,221 425,276 490,365
Invoices issued to employers 448,764 638,321 594,797 601,392 624,323
Challenges by individuals 48 38 54 52 56
Challenges by corporations 49 64 48 80 70
Total challenges 97  102   102 132 253*
Successful challenges 3 8 1 4 3

* Includes 127 reviews lodged relating to vehicle risk rating levies.

Annual information received about employers and the self-employed can include multiple updates for a single employer.