Posts Tagged: payment plan

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 ...

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 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). Different steps apply to a company that owes the ATO a tax debt. When will the ATO use legal action ...

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

If you find yourself with a tax debt, it is important to know about the conclusive evidence rule. You need to know that a tax debt is not like most other debts. Tax debts have a special status under the tax law. This special status weighs in the ATO’s favour. Usually, if a creditor wants ...

5 tips to keep your ATO payment arrangement on track [infographic]

Need help to arrange a payment plan with the ATO?   RELATED ARTICLES: 5 common ways that your ATO payment arrangement can default, and what to do to avoid it How does the ATO collect tax debts? eBook - How to deal with your tax debt.

5 common ways that your ATO payment arrangement can default, and what to do to avoid it

If you owe the ATO a debt that you can’t pay upfront, then you should be in a payment arrangement. This is an agreement between you and the ATO where you agree to pay off your tax debt over time in instalments. In return, the ATO agrees not to use its debt collection ...