15 Oct 07 ATO announces external debt collection services panelIn a media release issued on 11 October 2007, the ATO announced the appointment of a panel of external collection agencies to assist with the collection of debt, including tax debts over two years old and employer superannuation guarantee charge debt.
Following a competitive tender process four agencies have been selected:
- Dun & Bradstreet
- Baycorp Collection Services Pty Ltd
- National Credit Management Limited, and
- Recoveries Corporation Group Limited.
Acting Tax Commissioner Jennie Granger said the appointments follow a successful 3 month trial conducted in 2006, which resulted in $21 million in outstanding debt being collected.
For a copy of the ATO media release, No 2007/48, 11 October 2007, go here