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Huge rise in Centrelink seizing tax returns to repay robodebts

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The value of tax refunds seized by Centrelink for robodebts and welfare overpayments doubled in 2018-19Centrelink has dramatically ramped up its seizure of tax refunds to target past welfare recipients over robodebts and other welfare overpayments, new figures reveal.In a response to a Senate question on notice, the Department of Human Services confirmed it recovered $63.4m in 2018-19 by asking the Australian Tax Office to reclaim a person’s tax refund to pay an outstanding debt. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/23/huge-rise-in-centrelink-seizing-tax-returns-to-repay-robodebts

Author : Luke Henriques-Gomes

Publish date : 2019-09-23 05:17:46

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