Just wanted to ask people opinions...
Last year our accountant stupidly wrote the TAX PAID as the total tax earned for one of hubbies jobs. He didn't notice, we stupidly didn't check closely enough (4th year we have seen him, we've never had a problem, in fact he's just about the cockiest guy ever) and the ATO didn't pick up the discrepancy until now, meanwhile they refunded us a nice sum last year; which we put straight on the credit card.
Anyway, now we are supposed to pay back nearly $4,000 D:
Do we just have to 'take it on the chin'? Shouldn't he at least have offered to refund that years fee, or offer a free return this year? He just said 'sorry, I've never done that before'.
I know it wasn't ever really our money, that we owe that tax, it's just a horrific time to have to find it (Live in Gladstone, our rent was just put up $800 a month) all because our accountant missed his morning coffee or something.
We are doing it ourselves via e-tax this year.