For the first time in over a decade I am completely up to date in all of my dealings with everyone. Even the tax department!
I don't owe anybody a cent, I have no unpaid bills, no unfiled tax returns.
I've even paid the ATO all the money I DIDN'T owe them but they wanted anyway as tax on money I didn't even earn but hadn't bothered to fill in their bloody forms to say I hadn't earned it. They say I SHOULD get some of that back (and we're talking $12,450 that I had to pay over the last 12 months so it's not insignificant) but I'm not holding my breath. I'm sure they'll find a way to keep all of it because they seem to love to screw me over.
By my reckoning, the ATO owes me about $8000 back from the above plus 3 tax returns totalling about $2500 = $10,500. A boy can dream.
What's the bet I get nothing? I'm putting the odds at about even.