09 Feb 09 Broadcast message on tax bonus paymentOn 3 February 2009, the ATO sent a broadcast message to tax agents to advise about the one-off tax bonus payment proposed to be made to eligible people.
To be eligible to receive the proposed payment people need to have lodged their 2007-08 income tax return by 30 June 2009 and be an Australian resident. Some conditions apply for minors. If agents have clients who have not already lodged and they are concerned that this will put pressure on meeting their lodgment program, they are asked to call the ATO urgently on 13 72 86 Fast Key Code 1 3 2.
Clients will also be eligible for the payment if an extension of time to lodge beyond 30 June 2009 has been granted before the measure becomes law. Once the measure is law, any client who receives an extension to lodge after 30 June 2009 will not be entitled to the payment.
For a copy of the broadcast message, go here.