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TPB to assist tax practitioners impacted by bushfires

Tax Practitioners Board to assist tax practitioners impacted by bushfires

As bushfires continue to severely affect communities across Australia, the TPB has reviewed its registration renewal processes during this period to ensure that no one impacted by the fires is disadvantaged.

‘We are committed to ensuring that tax practitioners impacted directly or indirectly by the bushfires do not face the additional stress relating to their registration,’ TPB Chair, Mr Ian Klug AM said.

‘If you or your business have been impacted by this disaster, you do not need to worry, we understand that the safety and security of yourself and your family will be your priority.'

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has published a list of postcodes affected by the bushfires. If a tax practitioner’s business or residential address is in one of the impacted postcodes the TPB will automatically allow tax practitioners more time to lodge their registration renewal.

If a tax practitioner has been impacted by the bushfires but their postcode has not been identified, they are encouraged to contact the TPB on 1300 362 829, when they are ready, to discuss individual circumstances.

For those who are not impacted by the fires, the registration processes and timeframes remain unchanged.

More detail can also be found on the TPB website.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020