2 February 2021
Support for West Australians
As the COVID-19 pandemic and West Australian bushfires continue to evolve, we want to offer our assistance to tax practitioners who are facing challenges during this difficult time. We understand you have a lot of competing priorities and are especially aware of the impacts on West Australians as you grapple with the current lockdown and bushfires.
We want to assure you that we are committed to supporting you and we recognise that all tax practitioners are working hard for their clients. Your health and safety and that of your family is of the utmost importance, and this may lead to you having difficulty in meeting some of your obligations with us. With that in mind we are being more flexible in how we support you. As you may know, we have taken temporary measures in revising some of our policies and are providing additional support.
We understand these situations can be difficult to navigate and we encourage anyone who needs assistance or is impacted by these recent events to contact us. We will work with you to make appropriate arrangements and resolve any outstanding TPB matters.
If your ability to meet your obligations with us is affected, we will provide support. For information refer to Support to tax practitioners affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you've been impacted by a natural disaster, such as a bushfire or cyclone and need assistance regarding your registration obligations contact us.
Health and wellbeing
We know many people are feeling anxious, stressed and scared and that there has been an increased demand on mental health services. We strongly encourage anyone experiencing issues with their mental health to seek assistance. You can access 24/7 mental health support through government-funded digital and telephone counselling services. Anyone experiencing distress can seek advice and support through:
- Beyond Blue Coronavirus Wellbeing Support Service
- Head to Health – the Government’s digital mental health gateway.
- The latest official coronavirus news, updates and advice from the Australian Government
- West Australia’s latest updates on COVID-19
- Emergency WA
- TPB measures and support
- ATO measures and support
Last modified: 2 February 2021