Robo-debt: ATO relied on DHS data when garnishing tax returns

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed the process for garnishing the tax returns of individuals where a Centrelink debt is considered "owed".


Appearing on Monday before the Senate Community Affairs References Committee and its inquiry into Centrelink`s compliance program, colloquially known as robo-debt, ATO acting second commissioner of client engagement Jeremy Hirschhorn said his agency relies on data provided by the Department of Human Services (DHS) when taking...