Good afternoon. About 5-6 weeks ago, I submitted an application to be released from tax debt due to financial hardship. I was unaware that this can take up to 3 months to process. After much consultation with the ATO, and trepidation as I cannot afford for any potential return to be paid towards the debt, I loathed my 2013-14 return. Again, after many phone calls, research by the ATO and such, I was eventually told that due to lodging that relapse application, I would be receiving my full tax return, and none would be applied to the tax debt. Today my bank account shows a deposit from the ato for the amount I would receive after the tax debt was paid off! What are my rights here? I was definitely notified by a qualified member of the ato hardship team that I would receive the full amount. My mygov account shows the amount of my return to be the full amount, to be paid tomorrow 25/5/15. But today I am only paid the amount left after the debt has been paid. Am I within my rights to expect the full amount be refunded?