1.1.W.60 Write off of a debt


'Write off' describes a decision not to start, to postpone, or to stop the recovery of a debt due to the Commonwealth for a temporary or permanent period of time. For example, a debt to the Commonwealth may be permanently written off if it is not cost effective to take action to recover the debt.

There is nothing to prevent anything being done at any time to recover a debt that has been written off under the PPLAct.

Act reference: PPLAct section 193 When debts can be written off

Policy reference: PPL Guide 7.3.5 Writing off debts

Last reviewed: 22 March 2021