The publication of Inland Revenue’s annual performance measures is already one week overdue.
There are two possible explanations, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson David Clark.
“Either the outdated IT system is causing issues, or the Government is preparing to bury worrying trends in its traditional Christmas document dump.
“Either way, this is a bad news story.
“Revelations this week that self-employed debt is growing – with more than $1 billion owed to the public purse – are just the beginning. Hundreds of individuals owe more than $1 million each.