The ATO will automatically defer lodgments and payments for taxpayers living in identified bushfire impacted postcodes, meaning income tax, activity statement, SMSF and FBT lodgments are deferred until 28 May 2020.
In response to the devastating bushfires across large parts of Australia, the ATO has been keen to advise those impacted that it understands peoples priority is their family and community.
If taxpayers live in one of the identified impacted postcodes, the ATO will automatically defer any lodgments or payments, meaning that income tax, activity statement, SMSF and FBT lodgments (and their associated payments) are deferred until 28 May 2020.
For those affected not in the current ATO postcodes list, assistance can still be provided, with impacted taxpayers encouraged to phone the ATO’s Emergency Support Infoline on 1800 806 218.
Please contact our team on 03 9708 8801 or email email@example.com if you have been impacted by this or another disaster for assistance.
Ref: ATO website, 20 January 2020 and ATO media release, 20 January 2020.
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