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ATO outlines tax relief for bushfire victims

The ATO has outlined the ways in which those impacted by Australia’s bushfire crisis will be given relief from any outstanding tax obligations.

   

 

The ATO has outlined the ways in which those impacted by Australia’s bushfire crisis will be given relief from any outstanding tax obligations. 

More information can be found here.

In a statement on the ATO website, the regulator said it did not want those affected to be concerned about their tax affairs, and would be helping individuals with any obligations once the crisis had ceased.

“For identified impacted postcodes, we’ll automatically grant deferrals for lodgments and payments due. You or your agent don’t need to apply for these deferrals,” the ATO said.

“We recognise the ongoing effects of this disaster and will continue to update identified impacted postcodes.”

Lists of impacted postcodes in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria were available on the ATO website. Automatic deferrals applied to both businesses and residential addresses, the ATO said.

Those who had been impacted but did not reside in a postcode that was on the ATO’s identified impacted postcode list could call the regulator’s Emergency Support Infoline for assistance. Alternative helplines were available for non-English speakers, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and those with hearing or speaking difficulties.

“To help you, we can, for example, give you extra time to pay your debt or lodge tax forms; help you find your lost tax file number by using methods to verify your identity such as date of birth, address and bank account details; re-issue income tax returns, activity statements and notices of assessment; help you reconstruct tax records that were lost or damaged; fast-track any refunds owed; set up a payment plan tailored to your circumstances including interest-free period; [and] remit penalties or interest charged during the time you were affected,” the ATO said.

Individuals could also talk to their tax agent, who could work with the ATO to provide appropriate support, the regulator said.

 

Sarah Kendell
07 January 2020
smsfadviser.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sam El Shammaa

Sam El Shammaa

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For more than 20 years, Sam has been a financial planner helping individuals and families achieve their financial planning goals, by providing advice on Investment Planning; Insurance Planning; Tax Planning; Retirement Planning; and Estate Planning. Working with a network of highly skilled professionals in Sydney he is dedicated to providing high-quality advice and integrated wealth management solutions that simplify and enhance the quality of his clients' lives.

Sam established his own firm in 1997 and has overseen its steady development and growth. Attention to detail, good listening skills and great empathy are symbols of his appreciation by his clients. He has built long-term relationships with his growing client base and aims to provide excellent customer service.

Sam began his financial planning career in 1993 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in 1991. Since this time he has accumulated many professional qualifications such as:

Sam has volunteered with the Cancer Council of NSW and can be seen almost every year volunteering or participating in the 7 bridges walk.

Away from the business, he enjoys spending weekends with his son. He is also a football (soccer) tragic and is a massive Chelsea FC fan.



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Having worked for national financial planning companies in the past, George has extensive experience in the provision of advice in risk insurance, investments and retirement planning and is focused on forming long-term relationships with his clients.

George has been awarded a Masters of Commerce (Financial Planning) and a Bachelor of Commerce through University of Western Sydney as well as having the Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning).


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Jane entered the financial services industry in 2006, and worked with big blue-chip financial companies such as Count Financial Limited and AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd.

She holds a Master's degree in Applied Finance through Macquarie University, and she is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table.

Being a self-confessed "tennis nut", Jane spends many weeknights in the tennis court, and is a frequent member of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs Tennis Competition.

Being a highly motivated professional, Jane is always eager to help her clients on a wide range of financial planning needs.

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