The Australian Taxation Office have recently announced that people affected by the recent Victorian and Western Australian bushfires will have additional time to lodge their income tax returns and activity statements, and also fast track any refunds which may be due.
People within the postcode of 3234 (Wye River and Separation Creek, Victoria) and 6218 (Yarloop, Western Australia) will be eligible for this assistance. A statement from the Australian Taxation Office advises that “People outside of the identified postcodes that have been impacted by the disaster may still be eligible for assistance”.
The Australian Taxation Office can also provide more time for people to pay their tax debts and can assist in reconstructing any tax records which may have been destroyed.
Please contact your local RSM office if you require assistance in seeking tax help from the Australian Taxation Office.