I honestly don’t know where or how to start with my plight. My issues began in 2004 when my 8 year old daughter was sexually assaulted by a teachers 13 year old son which turned nasty for 4 years. My daughter had to leave the school, was branded a liar and now suffers manic depression, which saw her attempt at taking her life more than twice and on the 3rd attempted nearly succeeded.
In 2005 I took the plunge with barely any funds behind me and opened a fish processing business, as I live in a small fishing community, it did exceptional well in its first year. In 2006 my daughter was diagnosed with a blood disorder ITP which saw her spend weeks in hospital each time it reoccurred hooked up to drips and as she was a minor I needed to remain in hospital with her, I had no alternative but to hire a manager to run the business. That same year the hired manager staged a break-in stealing a large sum of seafood and destroying what was stored in the freezers, causing a huge loss. It also came out during the investigation that she had stolen the sum of $57,000 or more in money from the business and wrote fraudulent cash cheques. It wasn’t until I had debt collectors on my door that I became aware of what the business owed to creditors and how much was actually stolen. This was due to her redirecting the business mail to her own personal post office box. Three months later in 2007 I had to shut the business down which broke my heart. I had to find several different jobs to pay the debts off, but with a 10 & 8 year old it was difficult. My credit rating was shot and trying to pay living expenses too was extremely hard.
The thousands I had to pay to creditors took me years, not to mention the taxation the business still owed. I sort legal advice but as the hired manager did not have a cent to her name I could not get a cent from her, all she received was a black mark against her name and 3 months good behavior bond.
I have tried to make ends meet and have refinance my home to pay off some of those debts but as my credit rating was imperfect I had to go with a finance company that charged huge interest.
I have suffered depression since the business breakdown, but found a reasonable paying job as a store manager for a big box company which helped keep my depression at bay. But did not take away the mounting taxation debt that kept rising due to daily interest.
In 2013 my grandmother who I helped nurse for 12 months died and in June of the same year my daughter of 16 years gave birth to a baby and left town. I have taken care of him since he was a month old and treat him as my own. I love him with all my heart but with a teenage son and now 3 year old toddler I am struggling even further.
I now have a taxation debt in the amount of nearly $500,000. I’m trying to plead with the taxation company to help me and see fit to remove some of the debt but they don’t seem to be that interested. I also now have a good accountant as my previous billed me $13,000 for doing nothing and would not hand over my file to the new accountant until I paid up first. The old accountant had not lodge my tax returns for the whole 7 years I was with him which saw huge penalties being added to the tax debt. I just cant seem to catch up and I am at my wits end where or what I can do. My home doesn’t have enough equity in it to get enough to pay the taxation company and it’s mounting daily in interest is literally killing me.
I realise that this is an extremely high amount of money to ask anyone for or to even partial ask for, but I am desperate and don’t know what to do or who to turn too. I don’t want myself or my children to end up homeless and with nothing.
I’ve tried, I’ve really fought hard but I am so drained and about to give up.
If anyone is able to help with advice or any help of any nature I would be forever indebted to you.
I’ve tried to post a picture now too and every file I chose I am told is not supported. If you would like photos I would be more that happy to provide you with any evidence you need.