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  • Tax assistance following the North Queensland floods

    If you're facing problems with your tax affairs because of the North Queensland floods, we don’t want you to be concerned. We will work with you to help your business get back on track when you are ready.

    If your business is in one of the identified impacted postcodes, we will:

    • automatically fast-track refunds until 31 May 2019
    • automatically defer income tax, activity statement and FBT lodgments and payments that are due in February, March, April and May 2019, to 31 May 2019 (Note: this deferral does not apply to businesses or corporate groups who have previously withheld more than $1 million annually)
    • automatically extend Single Touch Payroll deferrals that are due to expire
    • defer recovery and other actions for overdue lodgments and payments until 31 May 2019.

    You also have the option to:

    • change to monthly GST reporting to gain quicker access to refund of net amounts
    • vary your December 2018 PAYG instalment to nil, or claim a credit for September on your December activity statement.

    Not in the impacted areas?

    If your business is affected by the floods or you need further assistance, talk to your tax agent or BAS agent, or phone us on 1800 806 218.

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    Last modified: 04 Mar 2019QC 58123