Why Your Tax Return May Be Delayed – #5

Outstanding Debts

If you have an outstanding debt with the ATO or another government agency (e.g. Centrelink or Child Support) your tax return may be delayed while the relevant agency assesses the information provided in your tax return.

If the debt is legitimate and is required to be paid, the agency recovering the debt will deduct the outstanding amount from your refund.

If you require a payment plan to pay off your debt you can contact the ATO on 13 28 65 – make sure you have your TFN handy prior to calling.

 

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