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Director Penalty Notice What to do when you’ve received one

If you’ve received a Director Penalty Notice, now is the time to act. Protect yourself from personal liability and get in contact with one of our experts today.

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There are different types of Director Penalty Notices

Receiving any form of letter or documentation from the ATO can be frightening, especially when you’re unaware of your options and obligations. It is important to seek professional advice from registered professionals. Our team at Australian Debt Solvers have in-house experts to guide you through your next steps after receiving a director penalty notice (DPN).
Together, we will talk you through what your DPN means and what your best approach is moving forward.

21-day DNP

21-day DNP

A 21-day DNP outlines specific actions you need to take within 21 days of receiving the DPN. If no action is taken, Directors will be personally liable for the tax debt of the business.

Lockdown DPN

Lockdown DPN

A Lockdown DPN refers to when a Director is currently personally liable for the tax debt of the business. We can help decipher your DPN and what it means.

21 Day and Lockdown DPN

21 Day and Lockdown DPN

This occurs when you get both in one letter.

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Our team will discuss and analyse your situation to create a tailored solution that works for you. There are a number of options available to reduce the impact of a DPN and avoid personal liability. There is also the flip side, which is when you do not act and ultimately become personally liable for the company’s tax debt.

Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA)

Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA)

We can set up the legal binding agreement between the company and its creditors to minimise the impact of insolvency.

Liquidation Services

Liquidation Services

Our team of liquidators registered by ASIC know that sometimes it’s better to liquidate the company and move forward in other avenues.

Restructure & Turnaround

Restructure & Turnaround

Modifying the financial and operational aspects of the business for better efficiency that results in a reduction of unsecured debt.

Voluntary Administration

Voluntary Administration

Together we will aim to get your business back on track by providing you the breathing space through voluntary administration.

What does it mean to be personally liable for tax debt?What does it mean to be personally liable for tax debt?

What does it mean to be personally liable for tax debt?

When a company has text debt it is debt due by the company. However, if the debt is referring to staff PAYG deductions or superannuation, the ATO can make the funds the director’s personal debt. This is what the ATO makes a director liable by sending a Notice (DPN) via mail.

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We want the best outcome for you. Together, we will discuss your financial position and assess your options. Guiding you through an appropriate path tailored to you and your business.

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