Devastating bushfires have been burning across large parts of New South Wales and Queensland. If your business or residential address is in one of the identified postcodes, the ATO will automatically grant a two month deferral for activity statement lodgments and payments due.
Tax and BAS Agents:
- For quarterly BAS due on 28 November 2019 – the new deferred date is 28 January 2020
- For monthly BAS due 21 November 2019 – the new deferred date is 21 January 2020
- For monthly BAS due 21 December 2019 – the new deferred date is 21 January 2020
These arrangements are in line with the financial assistance made available through Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payments (AGDRP).
Tax practitioners and their clients affected by this natural disaster can access additional support. For information, see Natural disaster support.