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Making a Deal with the ATO for Your Tax Debt

The ATO does not ‘cut a deal’ with taxpayers on a commercial basis. The law doesn’t allow it. But there are some parts of the law that allow for a tax debt to be reduced. This article explores these options.[…]


Director Penalty Notice (DPN) – The ATO can collect the same ‘debt’ from many people

When the ATO issues a DPN, it can continue to chase the company for the same underlying amount, and can chase multiple directors for the same underlying amounts.[…]


ATO Director Penalty Notice – Unpaid company taxes

Directors – don’t get caught being liable to pay your company’s unpaid taxes because you will be personally liable for a Director Penalty Notice (DPN).  This […][…]


Types of Director Penalty Notices (DPNs)

There are two types of DPNs – a standard DPN, or a ‘lockdown’ DPN. […]


All about the general interest charge

Here’s everything you need to know about how the ATO’s general interest charge works.[…]


What happens to a tax debt during an objection or appeal?

The ATO can continue debt collection against you, even if you are disputing the debt. Read more about its policies and whether a 50/50 arrangement is suitable for you.[…]



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