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NSW Will Tax Debt be Extinguished for Discharged Bankrupt?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by peter jones, 24 August 2016.

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  1. peter jones

    peter jones Member

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    I'm a discharged bankrupt and the ATO was 1 of my listed creditors, and at the moment, the ATO hasn't extinguished any of my accounts. They have only written off the debt. Is it true that tax debts are extinguished?
     
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    Victoria S Well-Known Member

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    A debt owed to the Australian Tax Office is released on bankruptcy, but the Tax Commissioner has the power to issue a Statutory Garnishee over wages. If the statutory garnishee is issued prior to the date of bankruptcy, it will not be released.
     

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