17 Apr 13 Lodgment deferrals for exceptional circumstances
The ATO advises that agents can only request lodgment deferrals when exceptional or unforeseen circumstances arise and they cannot lodge by the due date on behalf of their clients.
If these circumstances occur, they can submit their deferral requests by completing the relevant lodgment deferral request form and lodging it via the Tax Agent Portal to ensure prompt processing.
To maintain a level playing field, the ATO will be monitoring how deferrals are used, including contacting tax agents applying for a high number of deferrals as part of their normal business model.
Agents can refer to some Lodgment deferral scenarios, to understand when they may be granted or refused.