ATO to provide assistance to business affected by Covid-19
12 March 2020,
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has announced it will implement administrative measures designed to assist Australians and businesses experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan says businesses impacted by the coronavirus should contact the ATO to discuss relief options.
Options available to businesses impacted by Covid-19 include:
The ATO will also work with individuals experiencing financial hardship and will apply tax relief measures for serious and exceptional circumstances, such as where people cannot pay for food or accommodation.
Those impacted by Covid-19 are advised to contact the ATO to request assistance on 1800 806 218.
Updated at 4:20pm AEDT on 12 March 2020