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5 ways the ATO collects tax debts from individuals

The ATO has a lot of ways that it can collect tax debts from individuals. Here are 5 tools that it can use against you when you owe a tax debt.


7 tips for a successful phone call to the ATO

If you’re stressed about calling the ATO, these 7 steps will help. As a tax disputes expert, I follow these steps every call I make – and you should too.[…]


Garnishee arrangement instead of payment plan: Company not wound up

The ATO commenced debt recovery action and would not accept a payment plan.  However Waterhouse Lawyers negotiated a Garnishee arrangement so that the company could continue […][…]


How the ATO uses legal action to collect tax debts from an individual

These are the steps that the ATO takes when it starts legal action to recover a tax debt from an individual (i.e. as a sole trader, an employee, or a partner in a partnership).[…]


How the ATO default administrative penalty is calculated, and what you can do to reduce it

The ATO can charge a penalty of up to 90% of the primary tax debt if it issues you a default assessment or a notice of estimate. Read about how these default penalties are calculated and how they can be reduced.[…]


The ATO’s ‘because I said so’ rule – the conclusive evidence rule

If the ATO wants to collect a tax debt from you, it doesn’t have to prove you owe the debt, or even that the amount it is trying to collect from you is correct. This is because of the conclusive evidence rule.[…]



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