ATO shuts down IT over Christmas-New Year 2008/09

(source - Australian Taxation Office Media Release 2008/59)

Tax Office unavailable over Christmas-New Year

The Tax Office will shutdown all IT and communication systems and applications over the Christmas and New Year period to complete essential maintenance at our data centres.

This means all systems and services will be unavailable from 4pm EDST Wednesday 24 December 2008 until 9am EDST Monday 5 January 2009.

There may also be some disruption to our systems and services after those dates.
If you think you will need to contact the Tax Office over this period please consider contacting us before 24 December.

The systems and services affected include the tax agent portal, business portal, electronic lodgment service, e-tax lodgment service, call centres, telephone services, the Tax Office website and internal business systems.

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