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21 Jan 08 Tax help for farmers

In a media release issued on 17 January 2008, the ATO has offered assistance to farmers and other persons in regional communities who are under increased pressure due to drought, floods, bushfires and storms.

“The Tax Office understands the impact that extreme and unpredictable weather conditions can have on rural and regional communities,” the Commissioner, Michael D’Ascenzo said. “We know many farmers, businesses and individuals are unable to focus on their tax obligations at this time. We will help in any way we can, however, we do need farmers, businesses and tax agents who are experiencing difficulty to get in contact with us first.”

People affected can contact the ATO for information or assistance on 13 11 42, or their tax agent can call 13 72 86 on their behalf.

For a copy of the ATO media release, No 2008/3, 17 January 2008, go here

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