• Natural disasters – January 2014

    What were the disasters?

    In January 2014, bushfires caused damage to some areas in Western Australia.

    What are we doing to help?

    If your business or residential address is in one of the identified affected postcodes listed below, we will automatically make arrangements to defer the following taxation obligations (you don't need to apply for a deferral):

    • lodgment and payment of income tax returns due between January and March 2014 to 28 April 2014
    • lodgment and payment of the October to December 2013 quarterly activity statement from the original due date of 28 February 2014 to 28 April 2014
    • lodgment and payment of the December monthly activity statement from the original due date of 21 January 2014 to 28 April 2014
    • lodgment and payment of the January monthly activity statement from the original due date of 21 February 2014 to 28 April 2014
    • lodgment and payment of the February monthly activity statement from the original due date of 21 March 2014 to 28 April 2014.

    Exclusions to the above deferrals:

    • Large withholders (previously withheld more than $1 million annually or are part of a corporate group that has) are not eligible for the above deferrals.
    • The Commissioner cannot vary the contribution due date or waive the nominal interest on late super guarantee payments.

    All deferrals granted for later dates will still apply. If you are affected by a natural disaster and you need further assistance or your business is outside the following postcode, phone us on 1800 806 218.

    Affected postcodes

    • 6081

    More information

    For information about the tax consequences of a disaster, read Dealing with disasters.

    For information about assistance from other government agencies in Australia, visit the Disaster Assist websiteExternal Link.

      Last modified: 17 Jan 2014QC 38325