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A tip to help you with your ATO negotiations

Negotiating with the ATO about a tax debt can be tough. Here's one tip to help you in those negotiations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJTMbC4NBOU Hi, it's Catriona from Hartigan Law. In this video, I'm sharing a tip to help you in your negotiations with the tax office, whether that be for a payment plan or a remission of general ...

How scammers tried to trick me out of $7,000 by pretending to be the ATO

In August 2019, just one week before National Scams Awareness Week, I received a call from a scammer, pretending to be from the ATO. I was threatened with arrest if I didn't pay $7,000 immediately. I knew it was a scam, and I kept the caller on the phone for 25 minutes so ...

Can the ATO use a garnishee notice to access money in a joint account?

The ATO can issue a garnishee notice as a way of collecting overdue tax debts. Garnishee notices are often sent to banks, requiring the transfer of funds in a taxpayer's account directly to the ATO as payment towards their tax debt. But what happens if the taxpayer has a bank account with someone ...

Can the ATO re-raise a tax debt that it has previously written off?

The ATO can write off a tax debt if it decides that it would not be economical to pursue the debt. However, the ATO can re-raise this debt down the track. Watch this video to find out more about this and what to do if this has happened to you. https://youtu.be/tITCrERlxko Video: Can the ATO ...

Does the ATO still impose the general interest charge when you are in a payment plan?

https://youtu.be/jFTgXETWGmc TRANSCRIPT Hi, it's Catriona from Hartigan Law. I wanted to talk about what happens with the general interest charge if you're in a payment plan. Quite often I have people say to me that they thought that, if they negotiated a payment plan with the Tax Office to pay their unpaid tax debt over time, that ...

How do I know if the ATO has made a DPO against me?

This video answers the question: 'how do I know if the Tax Office has made a Departure Prohibition Order (DPO) against me, to stop me from leaving the country?' https://youtu.be/3Uzl5sAT5Tc TRANSCRIPT: This short video answers a question that I’m asked a lot. That question is: How do I know if the Tax Office has made a Departure Prohibition Order ...

The steps the ATO will take if it wants to make you bankrupt

This video outlines the steps the ATO will take if it wants to make you bankrupt. https://youtu.be/NkWNg_6_qGc TRANSCRIPT Hi, it's Catriona, from Hartigan Law. In this video, I want to talk about the steps that the Tax Office will take if it wants to make you bankrupt. There are quite a few steps, so stick with ...

Can I go to jail for not paying my tax debt?

This short video answers the question 'can I go to jail for not paying my tax debt?’ https://youtu.be/od2MjbXv9BM TRANSCRIPT: In this video I answer the question: ‘Can I go to jail for not paying my tax debt?’ The answer is, no, you can’t go to jail just because you haven’t paid your tax debt. But there are a ...