In a broadcast message sent to tax agents on 1 May 2006, the ATO advised that the Commissioner has given their individual, partnership and trust clients more time to lodge 2005 income tax returns, annual GST returns and annual GST information reports. Normally these documents for 2005 fall due on 15 May 2006. The extended due date is Tuesday 6 June 2006. The extension is not available to companies and superannuation funds. They still need to lodge by 15 May 2006. It is a condition of the extension that any payment owing must be made at time of lodgment.
For a copy of the ATO broadcast message, go here.