Retaining refunds for integrity checks - frequently asked questions


The following are frequently asked questions about our discretion to retain a refund.


When we say 'verification', we mean any action or enquiry that may need to be taken to prove, ascertain or establish the truthfulness, correctness or accuracy of the information you provide.

We must make any decision under section 8AAZLGA within an administratively reasonable time. What is an administratively reasonable time necessarily depends in part on the circumstances of each case. We may gather information within what is an administratively reasonable time to consider whether a section 8AAZGLA decision should be made.

For explanations of other terms, refer to Definitions

Legislative references are to sections in the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (TAA) unless otherwise specified.

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