Director Penalty Notices can be confusing!
There are two types of DPN
21 Day “Remittable” DPN
A “Remittable DPN” gives you 21 days to take specific actions – do nothing and you are personally liable for some of the tax debt of the company.
A “Lockdown DPN” means you are already personally liable for some of the tax debt of the company
21 Day and Lockdown DPN
“OR” You may get both in one letter
So, what does “Personal Liability” mean?If a company has a tax debt then it is just that – a debt due by the company and not the director’s personal debt. But if some of that debt is for staff PAYG deductions or Superannuation then the ATO can make those amounts the director’s personal debt. The ATO makes a director liable by simply sending a Notice by mail – no Court action or Lawyers are required!
Does that mean your house is potentially on the line – yes!Read More
DPN Solutions Provides Free Advice
How does DPN Solutions provide the advice
At DPN Solutions, we specialise in providing fast, easy and professional advice to directors who have received a DPN or who have a company facing financial difficulties. That can take 5 minutes or continue as long as you like.
We are happy to meet with you if you want, but there is usually no need.
You are dealing with a firm of highly experienced experts, with professional qualifications including Chartered Accountants, Registered Tax Agents, Registered Liquidators, Members of Australian Restructuring & Turnaround Association and Turnaround Management Association.
You are NOT dealing with unqualified “pre-insolvency advisors” (you may have read about them in the media).
FAST, EASY AND
FREE PHONE ADVICE
AUSTRALIA – WIDE SERVICE
What sort of solutions are there?
There are a number of actions that can be taken to either avoid the personal liability or reduce its impact.
But the opposite is also true – if you do nothing then you will become personally liable for the tax debt.
ATO Negotiations; Restructure the company; Use Safe Harbour legislation; Asset Protection strategies. Small Business Restructuring
Saving your company and avoiding personal liability through a Voluntary Administration.
Sometimes it is better to liquidate the company.
Our professional memberships
DPN Solutions is a fully accredited Chartered Accounting firm. We have in-house experts who are Registered Tax Agents with the ATO.
Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
ATO Registered Tax Agents
Association of Independent
Board Member in-house
Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association
Why Choose Us?
Expert advice from fully qualified advisors
Over each of the last 10 years we have provided advice to over 800 directors – we have the experience and industry knowledge to know the best way forward.
In around 50% of calls we receive from directors, we are able to provide free advice over the phone that gives the director a specific way forward – that is we are not there to sell our services – we provide genuine advice for the situation.
If we do recommend you use our services we will be clear on what that will cost you – in most cases we’ll provide a specific fixed quote so you know what it will cost, what we will do for you and what will be the potential savings to a director and their company.