The ATO has provided relief from lodgement compliance and payment obligations for those impacted by the bushfires.

An automatic two month deferral for activity statement lodgements and payments due has been provided to those in affected postcodes.

Taxpayers can also call the ATO directly to request further assistance for matters such as:

  • Requesting extra time to manage tax debt or lodgements
  • Help finding lost documentation such as Tax File Numbers
  • Reconstructing tax documentation
  • Fast-tracking refunds
  • Interest-free periods
  • Remittance of penalties
  • Interest charged during the crisis.