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Centrelink Debt ON HOLD

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Hey!

I have a current centrelink debt for overpayment. The debt is currently being investigated as the debt was only raised due to a centrelink administrative error. The last advice I received was that the investigator could see the error was on centrelinks behalf and I am now awaiting someone higher to overturn the debt (although the tell me this could take some time) - so at the moment collection is on hold.

If I submit my tax return now whilst the debt is under investigation, will my return be automatically taken to recover the debt, even if the debt collection is on hold? 

Thanks

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Hi @TA302327 

 

Yes, it's likely that the debt will be taken if you lodge your return - it can be returned to you if found to be in error, but that's more time and being on the phone.

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Hi @TA302327 

 

Yes, it's likely that the debt will be taken if you lodge your return - it can be returned to you if found to be in error, but that's more time and being on the phone.

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Hi @TA302327,

 

Thanks for your question.

 

This would be a question that you would need to ask Centrelink, as they are the ones that have the debt.

 

Thanks

 

KylieS