In a broadcast message sent to tax agents on 11 June 2009, the ATO advised that lodgment deferral requests submitted after 5 June for 2007-08 income tax returns are considered late. This applies to all entities with a due date of 5 June or earlier. Agents can request additional time to lodge these returns, but they must include supporting reasons explaining:
- the circumstances impeding lodgment, and
- why the request was not lodged on time.
Requests will be considered in line with the ATO Receivables Policy. If insufficient information is provided, the time requested will be reduced or declined.
For a copy of the broadcast message, go here