Melbourne reseller goes under amid disputed debts

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Melbourne reseller goes under amid disputed debts

Melbourne-based IT services firm Mike IT has disputed debts claimed by two of its largest creditors, Vocus and Tech Data.

The company is currently under external administration after being wound up by the Australian Taxation Office, owing the department $600,000 in unpaid taxes.

Vocus claims to be owed $166,000, part of which is being disputed by Mike IT due to a supposed contract breach. Tech Data said it was owed $49,000 for goods, which the reseller claims were undelivered.

Vocus and Tech Data both declined to comment.

Other debts include $15,000 to TPG-owned telco AAPT and $9000 to Victoria’s state revenue office. Total debts are listed at $839,000.

Meanwhile, Mike IT also claimed it was owed at least $500,000 from sundry debtors Lightning Broadband and Lynham Networks.

CRN reached out to Mike IT former director Michael Carmody, but he declined to comment.

Mike IT's services include IT support, web development, mail and web hosting, setting up VoIP and telephone systems and disaster recovery planning. Its vendor partners included Cisco, Microsoft, VMware and Veeam.

The reseller claimed to have more than 300 customers, including small and medium-sized businesses in various locations in Australia, particularly in Melbourne. These included a volunteer fire brigade, restaurants, accounting firms and budget hotels, according to Mike IT's website.

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