TAXATION ADMINISTRATION ACT 1953

SCHEDULE 1 - COLLECTION AND RECOVERY OF INCOME TAX AND OTHER LIABILITIES  

Note: See section 3AA .

Chapter 4 - Generic assessment, collection and recovery rules  

PART 4-15 - COLLECTION AND RECOVERY OF TAX-RELATED LIABILITIES AND OTHER AMOUNTS  

Division 260 - Special rules about collection and recovery  

Subdivision 260-A - From third party  

SECTION 260-5   COMMISSIONER MAY COLLECT AMOUNTS FROM THIRD PARTY  

Amount recoverable under this Subdivision

260-5(1)  
This Subdivision applies if any of the following amounts (the debt ) is payable to the Commonwealth by an entity (the debtor ) (whether or not the debt has become due and payable):


(a) an amount of a *tax-related liability;


(b) a judgment debt for a *tax-related liability;


(c) costs for such a judgment debt;


(d) an amount that a court has ordered the debtor to pay to the Commissioner following the debtor ' s conviction for an offence against a *taxation law. Commissioner may give notice to an entity

260-5(2)  
The Commissioner may give a written notice to an entity (the third party ) under this section if the third party owes or may later owe money to the debtor. Third party regarded as owing money in these circumstances

260-5(3)  
The third party is taken to owe money (the available money ) to the debtor if the third party:


(a) is an entity by whom the money is due or accruing to the debtor; or


(b) holds the money for or on account of the debtor; or


(c) holds the money on account of some other entity for payment to the debtor; or


(d) has authority from some other entity to pay the money to the debtor.

The third party is so taken to owe the money to the debtor even if:


(e) the money is not due, or is not so held, or payable under the authority, unless a condition is fulfilled; and


(f) the condition has not been fulfilled. How much is payable under the notice

260-5(4)  
A notice under this section must:


(a) require the third party to pay to the Commissioner the lesser of, or a specified amount not exceeding the lesser of:


(i) the debt; or

(ii) the available money; or


(b) if there will be amounts of the available money from time to time - require the third party to pay to the Commissioner a specified amount, or a specified percentage, of each amount of the available money, until the debt is satisfied. When amount must be paid

260-5(5)  
The notice must require the third party to pay an amount under paragraph (4)(a), or each amount under paragraph (4)(b):


(a) immediately after; or


(b) at or within a specified time after;

the amount of the available money concerned becomes an amount owing to the debtor.

Debtor must be notified

260-5(6)  
The Commissioner must send a copy of the notice to the debtor. Setting-off amounts

260-5(7)  
If an entity other than the third party has paid an amount to the Commissioner that satisfies all or part of the debt:


(a) the Commissioner must notify the third party of that fact; and


(b) any amount that the third party is required to pay under the notice is reduced by the amount so paid.


 

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