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  • Director penalty notices

    In March we will be contacting relevant clients via letter to inform them about their potential personal liability for company tax debts under the Director Penalty Notice (DPN) program.

    The letter will be sent to directors of companies if the company has not met their debt obligations in respect of PAYG withholding, Superannuation Guarantee Charge and GST.

    Directors will be notified that we are considering issuing them with a DPN, which makes them personally liable for the debts of their business if the company does not actively manage their debt.

    Our focus is on making directors aware of their obligations and personal liabilities, and the actions we may take if they don’t engage. We will be providing clear pathways for clients to re-engage, work with us, and avoid escalation.

    There is information on our website if your client needs help with paying and support in difficult times. It is crucial that your client engages with us early before their debts become unmanageable.

    You or your client can access our payment plan estimator to work out a plan your client can afford.

    Generally, while your client has a debt, general interest charges continue to apply. Encourage your client to bring all their lodgments up to date to avoid further penalties.

    Last modified: 28 Mar 2022QC 68238