What happens if you don't pay your fee?
It’s important to pay your fee by the due date on your invoice or debt invoice. Not paying your fee on time will result in additional costs and further action.
If your fee is not paid by the due date, we will send you a debt notice. You must pay the debt notice or manage your fee by the due date to avoid an overdue fee of $65.
If your fee remains unpaid we will send you a debt recovery order which includes an overdue fee of $65. If you don’t pay the amount owing, including the overdue fee we will start recovery action and apply additional costs.
Recovery action includes:
a garnishee order to your bank – this means we will deduct money from your bank account to pay your outstanding fee.
a garnishee order to your employer – this means your employer will deduct money from your wage or salary to pay the amount owing. Employers must comply with a garnishee order immediately.
Property seizure order – this will allow a Sheriff’s officer to enter your home or workplace and seize goods belonging to you to pay the amount owing. Find out more about the NSW Office of the Sheriff
Examination summons – this is an order to attend court. A Revenue NSW representative will look at your financial situation and determine any action for you to pay the amount owing.
Charge on land – this charge will prevent you from selling your property until you pay the outstanding fee.
Stopping recovery action
Recovery action will be stopped when all fees are paid in full.
Help and support
If you’re experiencing financial or other difficulties, we can refer you to free and confidential financial and legal advice.
Authorise someone else
You can authorise someone else to act on your behalf to manage your fees.
Got a question or need help?
Call Revenue NSW on 1300 655 805 Monday to Friday between 7am to 7pm.
Or you can email the fees team.
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