Tasmanian bushfires - lodgment and payment deferral
For victims affected by the Tasmanian bushfires of January 2013, the ATO announced that it will make arrangements to defer lodgment and payment of certain monthly and quarterly activity statements. The arrangements are automatic, which means taxpayers who reside in certain identified postcodes will not have to apply for a deferral.
Taxpayers who are located outside of the identified postcodes and who have been affected by a natural disaster are encouraged to contact the ATO for further assistance.
The Tasmanian State Revenue Office has also announced an extension of the time to pay land tax bills for persons affected by the bushfires.