Tax - Total overdue debt by type 2002–2017

Inland Revenue


Overdue tax debt: The amount of tax that remains unpaid after the due date for payment. Overdue tax debt includes any penalty and interest applied to the debt.
Overdue child support debt: The amount of an employer's or a liable parent's liability which is in arrears (due, but not paid), together with overdue receiving carer overpayments. Child support debt excludes debt Inland Revenue collect on behalf of overseas agencies. This amount includes any penalties applied to the debt. Note that only the overdue penalties component is recognised as a debt from the Crown perspective.
Customers in debt: Any customers with overdue debt.

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Data provided by

Inland Revenue

Dataset name

Tax Statistics: Total overdue debt 2017


How to find the data

At URL provided, download the Excel data for 'Total overdue debt 2008 to 2017'.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Tax Statistics: Total overdue debt 2017

From the dataset Tax Statistics: Total overdue debt 2017, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Archive
  • Range: B4:Q13
  • Provided: 125 data points

Dataset originally released on:

December 07, 2017

Method of collection/Data provider

Tax statistics include only data collected by Inland Revenue.
Some numbers in the tables are rounded, which means the totals are not always consistent with the sums across the corresponding categories.
Tax statistics are dynamic and are continuously updated due to return filing processes. The data is correct as of the date of extraction.