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6.3.5.30 When write off comes into operation

Summary

A decision to write off a debt comes into operation:

  • if no day is stated in the decision - on the day the decision is made, or
  • if a day is stated in the decision - on the stated day (regardless of when the decision is actually made).

A debt that has been written off may be recovered at any time.

Act reference: PPLAct section 193(6) When write off comes into operation, section 193(7) Debt that has been written off may be recovered

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