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Information Disclosure Guide

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Information disclosure Gateways with other government departments: Child Support Agency: Northern Ireland

CSA require information to trace absent parents

Section 34 and Schedule 3 of the Child Maintenance Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 allows HMRC to disclose, at the request of CSA (Northern Ireland), any information it holds about an absent parent (the CSA often calls such persons ‘non-residents’) which is relevant for the purposes of CSA’s attempts to trace the individual. Usually this will be information on the current address of the absent parent or in the case of an employed absent parent, the name and address of their employer.

If an officer from the CSA asks you for information to be used in the tracing of the current address or current employer of absent parents, you must tell CSA to make the request using their correct procedures, i.e. by sending Form 720 to DMB. See IDG80100 for contact details.

CSA require information about the earnings or other income of a self-employed absent parent

Section 34 and Schedule 3 of the Child Maintenance Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 allows HMRC to supply the CSA (Northern Ireland) with information about the earnings or other income of a self-employed absent parent for child support purposes.

If an officer from the CSA asks you for information relating to the earnings or other income of an absent parent, you must you must tell CSA to make the request using their correct procedures, i.e. by sending Form 720 to DMB. See IDG80100 for contact details

CSA require information about earnings or other income of a self-employed absent parent

Section 34 and Schedule 3 of the Child Maintenance Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 allows HMRC to supply the CSA with information about the earnings or other income of a self-employed absent parent for child support purposes.

If an officer from the CSA asks you for information relating to the earnings or other income of an absent parent, you must you must tell the CSA to make the request using their correct procedures, i.e. by sending Form 720. to DMB. See IDG80100 for contact details

Devolved administrations

This guidance applies to Northern Ireland only. The legal gateways permitting the sharing of information with CSA are different for the remainder of the United Kingdom.