"We received a number of letters from the ATO this week sent with an issue date of 2 December 2010 with the headline "Pay now or your debt may be referred to a debt collection agency". In all cases:
- the Activity Statement debt was due on 25 November by virtue of the 4 week tax agent lodgment extension
- payments were received on the 26 November 2010 with the Portal showing an effective date of 26 November 2010 and a process date of 29 November 2010.
This is a WOFTAM (Waste of Time and Money) - and that is the PG version of the acronym.
Thanks to TAXVINE for the forum to vent!"