The tax office announced today that they will be referring people who have overdue tax returns or BAS’s to Debt Collection Agencies, not to collect debts apparently but to chase them up to get their returns lodged. We haven’t seen the fine print on how this will work or why there is a need to involve debt collection agencies where there is no real outstanding debt involved, merely overdue documents. I guess it’s a case of guilty until you prove yourself innocent (at your expense).

Oh and once you’ve been referred to the external debt collection agency you will no longer be able to liaise with the ATO about your matter!!! You will be left solely to deal with the collection agency!!

Not that collection agency people are all bad but you do not really want to go there. Got overdue tax returns or BAS’s? Then call us today to get it sorted.