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CSA debt raised against ex

Continuous Games and deception lies

Hi

I have had problems with my ex husband paying child support for our son since the day he was born.

Last financial year the ex earned $100k but managed to get his assessment reduced by lying to CSA stating he would only earn $46k this year. Well it's caught up with him & he's in debt as of yesterday $8500 i know his tax return can be intercepted but what other safeguards can be put in place so he doesn't do this again?

If he tries to pull the same stunt again with CSA in regards to "lower income" will they let him do it again? If his tax cheque isn't enough to recover the debt what other actions will CSA take?
krissyd said
If his tax cheque isn't enough to recover the debt what other actions will CSA take?

The debt becomes a debt to the commonwealth and there are stringent measures that can be put in place to enforce collection.They can collect directly from an employer, some government payments, third parties who owe the person in debt and from parental leave payments. They can also issue a departure prohibition order (DPO) preventing the person from leaving the country. They can take the matter to court or you yourself can take the matter to court. Part 5 of the Child Support Guide  will provide more comprehensive information should you require that. Additionally, since the debt arose from an income estimate then penalties may have be applied.

krissyd said
If he tries to pull the same stunt again with CSA in regards to "lower income" will they let him do it again?
With regard to the income estimate, if an income amount order is issued then an income estimate cannot be applied. Alternately the CSA can under some other conditions refuse to accept an income estimate where they can be satisfied that the estimate is low. However, a history of low estimates is not sufficient a ground upon which to refuse an income estimate. 2.5.1 of the Chid Support Guide will provide further information if you require more information.

krissyd said
i know his tax return can be intercepted but what other safeguards can be put in place so he doesn't do this again?
Basically the above.
 
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