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I feel completely helpless and I don't know how we're going to ever catch up

Debt amount: 
$8800
Date debt issued: 
Monday, 15 July 2019
Period debt occurred: 
January 2015 to July 2019
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Family Tax Benefit
Appealing Debt?: 
I don't know how to
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I have been paying $40 a fortnight since 2017 they assured me my wages and tax returns would not be touched because I was in a payment plan (They have never touched it before this year)because of a debt for underestimated income.
They gave me no letter or phone call and took my whole tax return $2800
I only found out by ringing the tax department. I rang Centrelink who told me I have 4 debts going back to 2015 for underestimating my family income. They also say I still owe them over$5000 more! I was relying on the money for all my overdue bills. I am so far behind on everything! I don't know what I can do. I feel completely helpless and I don't know how we're going to ever catch up.

How do you feel about the way the Government has handled this process?: 

I am disgusted with this greedy corrupt government