- A bushfire affected taxpayer?
|At a glance:
- Taxpayers who have been affected by the January bushfires will receive tax assistance from the Tax Office.
- Check whether you need to contact the Tax Office to take advantage of the assistance available.
- Contact us if you require any clarification or advice.
- The Tax Office has announced that they will provide support for taxpayers who have been affected by the January bushfires.
- The Tax Office has made automatic lodgement and payment date deferrals for the taxpayers in the suburbs of Stoneville and Parkville, with the Western Australian postcode of 6081.
- Those who reside in the 6081 postcode will automatically receive an extension date of April 28, 2014 for the following (excluding large Pay As You Go withholders):
- Income tax returns due between January and March 2014; and
- Activity statements due in January, February or March 2014.
- Additionally, the Tax Office will also be fast-tracking tax refunds for those directly affected.
- Taxpayers that reside outside the 6081 postcode can also receive lodgment extensions. These taxpayers will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Affected taxpayers should contact the Tax Office on 1800 806 218.
- Finally, the Tax Office has stated that any donations up to $10 to ‘bucket appeals’ and other disaster relief funds during this financial year will not require a receipt to claim a tax deduction. Any amounts donated above $10 however, will require documentation to substantiate the claim.
- For more information, click here.
- To contact the Tax Office for extensions to tax matters where they are required.