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QLD Can Debt be Waived Due to Bankruptcy?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by Natasha755, 28 December 2016.

  1. Natasha755

    Natasha755 Member

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    In January this year I declared bankruptcy. September this year, after my partner and I broke up, I applied for FTB and the ATO must of reassessed my income for financial year ending 2015. I received a tax debt of $1500. Obviously this debt was not known at my time of filing for bankruptcy and if it was known, I would've included in my bankruptcy application.

    My question is, can this debt be waived seeing as it was accrued prior to filing for bankruptcy? Who do I call? The ATO or AFSA?

    Thanks
     
  2. Victoria S

    Victoria S Well-Known Member

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    Hi Natasha755,

    Debts incurred before your bankruptcy begins are still provable in (or cleared by) your bankruptcy. I would inform your trustee in bankruptcy about the debt asap and get advice from him or her. I would think that notwithstanding that you received it late, if it was incurred before the bankruptcy commenced it would be provable.
     
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