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Sample letter to Revenue NSW for a write off

This is an example of a letter. It is important to write your letter using your own details and based on your own circumstances. If you need more help writing your letter, you should get legal advice. Do not try to send this letter.

Case study – Sofia Kelly

Sofia Kelly has received an overdue fine from Revenue NSW for a restitution debt. She is a single mother, unemployed and a full-time carer for her elderly mother who is quadriplegic and also suffers from dementia. Sofia has recently been diagnosed with acute bipolar depression and is on me
dication. She is receiving Centrelink benefits and has no assets of value. Sofia contacted an advocate and was advised that a WDO is not suitable. Sofia wants to apply for a write off.

Ms Sofia Kelly
2 Lana Way
Penrith NSW 2750

01 September 20xx

Revenue NSW
PO Box A2571
Sydney South NSW 1235

Dear Sir/Madam,

Application for write off of overdue fine
Reference Number: 202022

I am applying in relation to an overdue fine for a confirmed order for restitution to be written off.

I am in extreme financial hardship and unable to participate in a Work and Development Order due to my personal circumstances. 

I have been diagnosed with acute bipolar depression after years of being in an abusive relationship with my ex-husband. I am receiving psychiatric treatment from Dr Gary Peterson at Nepean Hospital. I attach a copy of a medical report from Dr Peterson and also a letter from my financial counsellor, Kate Louis. 

I currently live in a rental property with my mother and my four year old daughter. I contribute $550 towards the rent per fortnight. My mother has dementia and I am her full-time carer. I am unemployed and receive Centrelink benefits. This is my only source of income.

I attach a copy of the following:

  • Declaration of your circumstances form outlining my current expenses
  • Bank statement
  • Centrelink statement
  • Letter from Dr Gary Peterson
  • Letter from Kate Louis. 

After paying rent, food, household bills, medical expenses, and credit card payments, I am left with less than $3 per fortnight. Apart from my personal belongings, I don’t own any other assets of value. 

Due to my personal and financial circumstances outlined above, I can’t afford to pay my fine to Revenue NSW at this point in time or in the near future. 

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application for a write off. I kindly request that Revenue NSW stop any enforcement action against me while my application is being assessed.

If you require further information, please call me on 9555 5555.

Kind regards,

Sofia Kelly 

Sofia Kelly