21 Feb 077 High demand for phone services around 28 FebruaryThe ATO has said that as 28 February is the due date for quarterly activity statements, it expects a high demand for its telephone services in the week leading up to 28 February. While the ATO will continue to offer tax agents its premium phone service, the ATO would appreciate agents' support in contacting the ATO before or after this week when possible.
If agents' clients need additional time to lodge their activity statements, don’t forget that as of 1 February 2007 agents can now self assess these requests. Requests based on self assessment, and lodged on the Tax Agent request for additional time to lodge form, will be automatically approved provided they comply with certain conditions.
For a copy of the ATO advice in this regard, go here