19 Feb 09 Tax bonus - lodgment deferralsIn a broadcast message to tax agents on 18 February 2009, the Commissioner, Michael D’Ascenzo, said:
"I have granted an extension to 30 June 2010 for the lodgment of 2007-08 returns for people who would be entitled to a tax bonus but for the fact that they or their agent are unable to lodge their return by 30 June 2009 because of one or more of the circumstances listed below:
- your client was directly involved in, and experienced significant hardship or trauma as a result of a natural disaster (specifically, a bushfire, cyclone, earthquake or flood), or they actively participated in the emergency response to the natural disaster
- you were unable to prepare and lodge your client’s return as a result of the direct impact of the natural disaster on you, or
- you or your client suffered an injury or illness (not connected with the natural disaster) resulting in hospitalisation for a period exceeding two weeks.
For a copy of the broadcast message, go here.