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    Due to the amount I'm not surprised they would prosecute, I find it hard to believe such a large amount could be a legitimate mistake or due to accidental underestimating.

    I strongly recommend you seek legal advice instead of speaking about your predicament on a forum (if the OP even is genuine).

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    Quote Originally Posted by allykat111 View Post
    That amount doesn't sound like a mistake to me. The amount overpaid alone works out to be a $500week payment. That's like a maximum parenting payment if you had no income. I did know someone who thought they cheated the system by claiming to be single (but we're not) and had no income (but had a reasonable income). She ended up single and got f all from centerlink as they took half as a repayment plan until it was paid off.
    Yup! I have no sympathy. I just think so that's where the my tax went 😤

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Yup! I have no sympathy. I just think so that's where the my tax went 😤
    If you are on a fortnightly wage I struggle to understand how you underestimate by that much. DH and I had a $5k bill one year because I was out by $30-40K - we're farmers and honestly have no idea till the end of the year how we've gone which completely sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    If you are on a fortnightly wage I struggle to understand how you underestimate by that much. DH and I had a $5k bill one year because I was out by $30-40K - we're farmers and honestly have no idea till the end of the year how we've gone which completely sucks.
    That sounds completely plausible and I'm sorry if I've offended you. $5K I can see as being a genuine mistake, especially for people with their own business.

    It was the PP friend's and OP's scenarios which annoyed me!
    Last edited by babyno1onboard; 16-10-2015 at 07:52.

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    I'm not entirely sure how much parenting payment is, but wouldn't that amount be more than the full rate for one year? if so, that would mean this has happened over multiple tax years and would, surely, be deliberate because you would have picked up on the overpayment by the first tax year.

    ETA unless she's also including ftb in that amount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    That sounds completely plausible and I'm sorry if I've offended you. $5K I can see as being a genuine mistake, especially for people with their own business.

    It was the PP friend's and OP's scenarios which annoyed me!
    No, not offended. Not at all. I was just trying to offer up how extremely badly they must have estimated to be overpaid that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Yup! I have no sympathy. I just think so that's where the my tax went
    Oh gawd, here we go.
    The OP did not pocket your tax dollars.
    I wish everyone would get over the whole "my tax dollars" thing.

    OP, I suggest you seek legal advice, that is a stackload of money to be overpaid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Oh gawd, here we go.
    The OP did not pocket your tax dollars.
    I wish everyone would get over the whole "my tax dollars" thing.

    OP, I suggest you seek legal advice, that is a stackload of money to be overpaid.
    I paid $45k in tax last year. A lot of my time and effort went into earning that money and I don't like to see it wasted. The money could have been better spent on healthcare, education, etc - not supporting people who commit welfare fraud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I paid $45k in tax last year. A lot of my time and effort went into earning that money and I don't like to see it wasted. The money could have been better spent on healthcare, education, etc - not supporting people who commit welfare fraud.
    And you yourself didn't get any of that tax money back?!
    Yeah right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    And you yourself didn't get any of that tax money back?!
    Yeah right.
    In terms of access to healthcare, use of roads and other services that the government subsidies of course.

    I didn't get $23k in cash from Centrelink!!!
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