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ATO Winding up: Protect Your Business and Resolve Tax Liabilities with Short-Term Loans.

Is your business at risk of being wound up by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) due to outstanding tax liabilities? The threat of ATO winding up can have dire consequences for your business, including closure and financial loss.

At Secured Lending, , we understand the urgency of the situation, and we are here to help you navigate through this challenging time and explore the importance of short-term loans in resolving your tax liabilities.

Understanding ATO Winding Up

ATO winding up occurs when a business fails to address its tax liabilities, and the ATO takes legal action to liquidate the company. This process can lead to the closure of your business, loss of assets, and personal financial liability. It is crucial to take immediate action to prevent the ATO from initiating winding-up proceedings.

The ATO Wind up Process

The process of an ATO wind-up application typically involves several steps. While the exact process may vary based on specific circumstances, here is a general outline of the steps involved:

  1. Issuance of a Statutory Demand: The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) issues a statutory demand to the company for the payment of outstanding tax debts. The demand specifies a period (usually 21 days) within which the debt must be paid or arrangements made for payment.
  2. Failure to Comply: If the company fails to comply with the statutory demand within the specified time, the ATO can proceed with the wind-up application.
  3. Preparation of Court Documents: The ATO prepares and lodges court documents, including a winding-up application and supporting affidavits, to commence legal proceedings for the winding up of the company.
  4. Service of Documents: The court documents are served to the company, usually by a process server or a bailiff. The company is officially notified of the winding-up application and the court hearing date.
  5. Publication of Notice: A notice of the winding-up application may be published in the Government Gazette and other relevant publications, providing public notice of the application.
  6. Court Hearing: A court hearing is scheduled where the winding-up application is considered. The court reviews the evidence provided by the ATO and may allow the company an opportunity to present its case.
  7. Court Order for Winding Up: If the court is satisfied that the company is insolvent and has not made appropriate arrangements to pay its tax debts, it may issue a winding-up order. This order declares the company to be in liquidation and appoints a liquidator to oversee the process.
  8. Liquidation Process: Once the winding-up order is issued, the appointed liquidator takes control of the company’s assets, investigates its financial affairs, and works towards distributing the assets to creditors to satisfy outstanding debts.
The Role of Short-Term Loans

Short-term loans can be a valuable tool for businesses facing tax challenges. These loans are designed to provide quick access to funds with shorter repayment terms, typically ranging from a few months to a year. Here’s how short-term loans can assist businesses in managing tax debt:

  1. Immediate Cash Flow: Short-term loans offer businesses the ability to access funds swiftly, helping them meet immediate tax obligations and avoid penalties or legal consequences.
  2. Flexible Repayment Options: Lenders often provide flexible repayment terms for short-term loans, allowing businesses to repay the borrowed amount over a shorter period. This flexibility enables businesses to repay the loan quickly, minimising the overall interest costs.
  3. Easy Application Process: Applying for a short-term loan is often less complex and time-consuming compared to traditional long-term loans. Many lenders offer streamlined online applications, making the process quick and convenient. Check out Secured Lending’s application process.
  4. Bridge Temporary Cash Flow Gaps: Short-term loans can provide a temporary solution to address outstanding tax  while allowing businesses to continue their operations smoothly. Once the tax debt is resolved, businesses can focus on generating revenue and repaying the loan.
How can Secured Lending help when a business has outstanding tax

We understand the complexities of tax debt for businesses and the potential benefits of short-term loans. Our experienced team is here to guide you through the process  and helping you explore suitable financing options to address your tax debt effectively. 

Our loan products are designed to provide short term relief in circumstances where funding is not immediately available from traditional sources of finance, such as banks and other first tier institutions. These include:

We aim to implement our solutions as a matter of priority so that you can resume business as usual, with full control of your company.

Check out the below scenario where we helped a director with a DPN.

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Do you have an outstanding tax debt?

If you have an outstanding tax debt and need to speak to one of our experts, contact us on 1300 795 175.

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