Posts Tagged: garnishee notice

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 ...

5 ways the ATO collects tax debts from individuals [infographic]

  Need help to deal with a tax debt? 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.   RELATED ARTICLES: [Video] The steps the ATO will take if it wants to make you bankrupt  ...

The ATO sent a garnishee notice to my bank – now what?

One of the tools in the ATO’s tax debt collection arsenal is a garnishee notice. These can be issued to anyone who owes you money, requiring them to pay that money to the ATO instead. If you'd like to know more about how the ATO uses garnishee notices and who it can issue ...

How does the ATO use a garnishee notice?

A garnishee notice is just one of the many tools that the ATO can use to collect tax debts. If you owe the ATO money and haven’t been able to successfully negotiate a payment plan, then the ATO may use garnishee notices as a way to get paid. A garnishee notice is issued to a ...

How does the ATO collect tax debts?

Remember when you were young and you would ask your parents why you had to do something? Was their typical response 'because I said so'? Well, tax debts are a little bit like that. If the ATO tell you that you owe them an amount, then guess what? You owe them the amount, 'because ...