06 Mar 09 On ATO debt collectionMEMBER 5 writes:
"I am appalled that the information used by D&B to collect tax debts is so out of date. A recent letter from D&B dated 2 March 2009 referred to a debt that had been paid in full on 21 February 2009. A telephone call to D&B revealed that their debt information is only updated by the ATO weekly or sometimes fortnightly. What a huge amount of time and money must be wasted chasing up debts that no longer exist. Just another irritating waste of taxpayers’ money and Tax Agents' time."