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Took a debt out of my tax return that I never owed

Debt amount: 
$450
Date debt issued: 
Saturday, 13 October 2018
Period debt occurred: 
March 2013
Payment Type: 
Austudy
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

Centrelink took money out of my tax return without my knowledge or consent for a debt that I never owed them.

Their automated system assumed I worked in a period that I didn't and now, after going in and calling several times and providing bank statements from 6 years ago, I'm waiting to get back the money that they have stolen.

How do you feel about the way the Government has handled this process?: 

Terribly. It is a completely incompetent, inaccurate and inefficient system that uses bullying tactics to intimidate people.