25 Nov 2013

Special Considerations for Bushfire Victims

Due to the recent bushfires in the Blue Mountains and extensive loss of homes, the Australian Taxation Office has made arrangements to automatically defer tax obligations for people with the postcode 2777.

Bushfires

Due to the recent bushfires in the Blue Mountains and extensive loss of homes, the Australian Taxation Office has made arrangements to automatically defer tax obligations for people with the postcode 2777. If you live within this area, you do not need to organise this as it has already been arranged for you.

Below are the details of the new due dates for each type of return.

  • lodgment and payment of income tax returns due between October and December 2013 to 28 January 2014
  • lodgment and payment of the September quarterly activity statement from the original due date of 28 October 2013 to 28 January 2014
  • lodgment and payment of the September monthly activity statement from the original due date of 21 October 2013 to 28 January 2014
  • lodgment and payment of the October monthly activity statement from the original due date of 21 November 2013 to 28 January 2014
  • lodgment and payment of the November monthly activity statement from the original due date of 21 December 2013 to 28 January 2014.

Exclusions to the above deferrals:

  • Large withholders (previously withheld more than $1 million annually or are part of a corporate group that has) are not eligible for the above deferrals.
  • The Commissioner cannot vary the contribution due date or waive the nominal interest on late super guarantee payments.

For any enquiries with regards to eligibility please call us on (02) 4751 4091

 

For more information go to: http://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Dealing-with-disasters/In-detail/Specific-disasters/Natural-disasters---October-2013/

Kerslake Gray Accountants - (02) 4751 4091
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