"Have just got off the phone to the ATO debt collection area - apparently they are now filing garnishee orders on debts that are overdue for as little as 10 days! What planet do these people live on? Who decided on this policy? I have clients who have a shocking record, haven't lodged for years, who get ignored. I have other clients who are pretty clean, and get this jackboots treatment as soon as they look sideways. How to build respect for the tax system - NOT. And, of course, there is now going to be added pressure and workload on the tax agents to head this stuff off. Ridiculous development, in my so very humble opinion."