The ATO has the power to stop a debtor from leaving the country (regardless of whether they intend to return or not) until such time as a debt is paid in full or suitable arrangements for payment of the debt are made.
This order would apply to a director who has been made personally liable for their company’s tax debt by way of a Directors Penalty Notice.
In deciding whether to issue a DPO, the ATO will take into account all relevant facts and circumstances. These may include (but are not limited to) whether:
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