These definitions apply to all FA payments.
A garnishee debtor is a third party who owes money to a debtor or is holding money for a debtor and receives a garnishee notice to pay the amount owed by the debtor to the Commonwealth.
A garnishee notice is a legal written notice given to a third party who:
If a debt (1.1.D.60) to the Commonwealth is recoverable, the Secretary may serve a garnishee notice to this third party requiring them to pay the debt owed to the Commonwealth.
Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 95 Secretary may write off a debt
Last reviewed: 6 April 2009