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#1 IamtheMumma

Posted 23 September 2019 - 05:37 PM

https://www.theguard...repay-robodebts


All of my tax return got snatched for a supposed over payment. I was told in June that the rate I was on was correct but after tax (using the same figures supplied in June), I get slugged with a debt. It used to be that you got a portion withheld, not all of it.

#2 literally nobody

Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:09 PM

Im feeling nervous about doing my tax because of this. I am expecting a refund which i desperately need that money for.

#3 born.a.girl

Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:37 PM

View Postliterally nobody, on 23 September 2019 - 06:09 PM, said:

Im feeling nervous about doing my tax because of this. I am expecting a refund which i desperately need that money for.

Then don't do your tax return yet if you are expecting a refund. Talk to Centrelink beforehand and let them know that you need the money. They are supposed to take people's personal circumstances into account. Problem is some of those letters are arriving too late.

I encouraged my daughter to do her 2018 return, which got claimed by Centrelink for a debt that's in dispute.  Centrelink say they write to people before hand to warn them, but she got the letter two days after we had submitted the tax return.




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