Flood support from ATO

We’re here to support the community during difficult times.

If you’ve been affected by floods, we understand that tax is not your number one priority, however we encourage you to lodge when you can.

We have a range of support options available to help you if you’re struggling to meet your tax obligations.

Eastern floods 2022

If you’ve been affected by the floods from September to November 2022 and are struggling, we’re here to help and provide support.

Lodgment

Taxpayers and agents in an Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) declared LGAExternal Link, don’t need to request a deferral for the following obligations:

  • individual income tax returns with an original due date of 31 October 2022, if you lodge by 31¬†January 2023
  • monthly BAS with an original due date of 21¬†October 2022, 21¬†November 2022 and 21¬†December 2022, if you lodge by 18¬†February 2023
  • quarterly BAS with an original due date of 28¬†October 2022 and 25¬†November 2022, if you lodge by 18¬†February 2023.

You won’t be penalised for lodging these obligations by the later date. If you already have a deferral, it will remain in place.

Significant global entities or large businesses who require assistance in relation to lodgment due dates as a result of the floods, can contact us to work through any concerns.

If you haven’t been directly impacted by the floods but need more time to lodge, contact us or your tax professional as soon as possible to discuss your circumstances.

Payment

The payment due date for your obligations has not changed. General interest charge (GIC) will apply if payment is not made by the original payment due date.

If you are not able to pay by the due date, you should contact us to discuss payment options and request a remission of general interest charge (GIC). We will take an empathetic approach to your situation.

More information

You can phone our Emergency support line on 1800 806 218 to see what support is available in your circumstances, or see Support in difficult times.

Support for tax professionals

If your whole practice has been affected by the floods, we can work with you on a supported lodgment program to tailor solutions and get you back on track. For more information, see Support for your practice.

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