Tax help for people affected by recent bushfires
The ATO has advised that, for people affected by the recent Victorian and Western Australian bushfires, refunds will be fast-tracked and they will have additional time to lodge income tax returns and activity statements.
No need to apply
The Tax Commissioner said taxpayers do not need to apply for a deferral or a faster refund.
“If your business or residential address is in one of the identified affected postcodes it will happen automatically. You can visit our website to see the new lodgment dates and check if your region is included. Further postcodes may be added as needed, so check our website for more information,” Commissioner of Taxation, Mr Jordan, said.