Tax arrangements for people affected by natural disasters

If you’ve been affected by bushfires don’t worry about tax matters, the Tax Office will work with you to help you meet any upcoming obligations.

This also applies to people involved in fire control or support services.

We realise it may be a while before you can focus on tax matters.

With this in mind, if you are experiencing any difficulties meeting your tax obligations we are asking you to give us a quick call on 13 11 42 (during business hours). Choose ‘Option 3’ for crisis assistance and a local Tax Officer will help you with your query.

And if you get any mail from us, don’t worry about it. Give us a call when you’re ready and we will work with you to sort things out.

The Tax Office can help you by:

  • fast tracking refunds for people impacted by the fires

  • giving you extra time to pay debts — without interest charges

  • giving you more time to meet activity statement and other lodgment obligations

  • helping you reconstruct your tax records where your documents have been destroyed, and

  • offering visits from field officers to help you reconcile lost records.

Visit the ATO web site for more information

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