If you find yourself affected by the fallout from the flooding or other weather conditions due to the recent cyclone support is available from the Australian Taxation Office while you recover.
If your business has been affected by Cyclone Debbie or ex-Cyclone Debbie the ATO understands that you have more things to worry about than your tax obligations. They'll give you time to deal with your immediate problems first, and they can help you sort out your tax affairs later. For people in highly impacted regions, automatic deferrals are now in place for upcoming lodgment and payment dates:
monthly activity statements due 21 April 2017 deferred to 21 May 2017
quarterly activity statements due 28 April 2017 deferred to 28 May 2017
income tax returns due 31 March 2017 deferred to 30 April 2017.
If you have employees, you still need to meet your ongoing super guarantee obligations by 28 April 2017.
All deferrals granted for later dates will still apply.If you are affected by a recent natural disaster and you need further assistance phone the ATO on 1800 806 218.