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International Travel with ATO Debt and Citylink Debt?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by Maggie, 23 June 2014.

  1. Maggie

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    Hi, My partner & I are going overseas for a 10 day holiday.
    My partner has a ATO Tax debt of approx $50,000 & Citylink debt of approx $10,000.
    My question is, Will he be allowed to leave Australia or will he be stopped at the Airport?
    Will making a payment plan with these Companies make it easier for him.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Paul Cott

    Paul Cott Well-Known Member

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    Maggie,

    The answer re the possibility of being stopped at the airport depends on what stage the matter of the debt has reached at the ATO. It may not have reached the stage of preventing exiting the country, which seems to me to be extreme. Previous correspondence with the ATO should give some indication as to where it is at. It certainly wouldn't be an automatic thing to have an ATO debt and not be allowed to leave the country.

    It is nearly always best to at least try to reach an agreement to pay off a debt, to communicate with the agencies involved.

    Paul.
     
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  3. Maggie

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    Thank you so much for your assistance Paul.
    I am happy to hear the information you have provided.
    And, yes, he will be organising a payment plan to pay off the debts.

    Thank you
     

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