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The threshold for writing off tax to pay was increased to $200 for people using the automatic tax calculation process for the 2020 tax year to help ease the financial stress caused by COVID-19. For the 2021 tax year onwards, the threshold is $50.

People who receive an income tax assessment do not need to do anything to take advantage of automatic write-off. If the income tax assessment shows tax to pay of $50 or less ($200 for the 2020 tax year), it will automatically be written off.

The write-off threshold is only looked at once any Working for Families credit has been offset.

Note that this only applies to customers who receive an automatic income tax assessment. It does not apply to customers who file an IR3.