03 Mar 09 Tax help for flood affected areas of Queensland and NSWIn a media release issued on 2 March 2009, the Commissioner, Michael D’Ascenzo, said the ATO has been making it a priority to respond to requests for assistance from people in disaster declared areas of Northern Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
For people and small businesses in the affected area, the Commissioner has extended the due dates for:
- lodgment and payment of the January, February and March monthly activity statements to 21 May 2009, and
- lodgment and payment of the December and March quarterly activity statements to 28 May 2009.
On the same day, the ATO issued a broadcast message to tax professionals in flood affected regions of North Queensland and Northern NSW to provide them with a summary of the deferrals recently granted to assist them with their workload. For a copy of the broadcast message, go here.