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The threshold for writing off tax to pay has been increased for people using the automatic tax calculation process. Previously tax to pay of $50 or less was written off under the automatic refunds process, but this has increased to $200 this year to help ease the financial stress caused by COVID-19.

People who receive an income tax assessment do not need to do anything to take advantage of the increased threshold. If the income tax assessment shows tax to pay of $200 or less, 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 income tax assessment. It does not apply to IR3 customers. The threshold will return to $50 next year.