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The best way to make your tax payments is to plan ahead for them so you can pay the full amount on time.
Use our Tax due date calculator to help with your planning.
If you're going through financial difficulty, there are several payment options available.
If you can't pay the full amount due on time contact us as soon as possible. You don't have to wait until the due date for payment has passed.
We may need more information to understand your current situation. We'll also look at your payment history and ability to meet future payments.
If you spend more than the average of similar households, we'll discuss your options with you.
Penalties and interest apply to tax bills that are unpaid by the due date. Set up an instalment arrangement before the due date if you can't pay in full and on time. If you meet all your obligations only one late payment penalty of 1% will apply. We won't charge further penalties.
If you make an arrangement after the due date, any penalties already charged will stand. If you meet all of your obligations, we won't charge further penalties. We'll continue to charge use-of-money interest.
We may need more information to work out the best payment option for you. During this time, we won't:
If you haven't agreed to a payment option before the end of the timeframe we will:
We'll continue to charge use-of-money interest during this time.
You can't borrow through the Student Loan Scheme if you have $500 or more in default and any part of those arrears are more than one year old at the time you apply. This includes:
The best way to avoid debt is to pay the full amount due on time. If you do get behind in your payments or think you are going to have trouble paying on time, contact us.
We'll talk to you about your payment options when you can't pay in full. You may be able to pay:
In some situations we can write off liable parents' penalties. We can't write off unpaid assessed amounts.
If you receive too much child support and need to pay it back contact us. We may be able to write off the debt in some cases.