In response to the large parts of Australia that continue to be affected by the devastating bushfires, various local government areas have been granted access to the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP).
The ATO will automatically grant deferrals for activity statement lodgments and payments due for anyone in the identified impacted postcodes. Full details of these deferrals and a list of impacted postcodes are available on the ATO's website.
Chamber Members should note that 2579 and 2580 are listed as an "impacted postcodes". If you have been impacted by these bushfires and need assistance with your tax affairs, you can contact the ATO on 1800 806 218 and the ATO will work with you to get you back on track.
More information about the assistance the ATO can offer is available on the ATO website at ato.gov.au/naturaldisasters