The ATO has recognised that businesses in flood affected areas of Queensland, northern NSW, and Western Australia may need more time to meet their lodgement and payment obligations.

Businesses with addresses within one of the identified flood affected postcodes will automatically have their lodgement and payment dates deferred for December monthly activity statements from the original due date of 21 January 2011 to 21 February 2011.

These businesses will not need to apply for a deferral. If deferrals to later dates have already been approved, they will still apply.

Businesses may check whether a deferral has been received through the Business Portal or by contacting the ATO’s dedicated emergency support info line on 1800 806 218.

For flood affected businesses outside the listed postcodes that may require additional assistance, please contact the ATO’s emergency support info line to discuss their circumstances and how they can be helped.

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