Help for small business

The ATO is continuing to offer assistance to small businesses affected by natural disasters earlier this year under its Small Business Assistance Program.

Under the program free services are available to those businesses that need help, including:

Assistance with preparing and lodging outstanding Activity Statements;

Assistance renegotiating arrangements to pay outstanding debt, and an offer of specific help to those experiencing serious hardship; and

Assistance reconstructing lost or destroyed records and, if necessary, assisting to make a reasonable estimate.
Interested businesses can register for an onsite visit at ato.gov.au/business or can attend an upcoming ATO seminar in their area by registering at ato.gov.au/seminars. Any information shared is confidential.

Tax Commissioner Michael D'Ascenzo said it has been difficult year for many Australians, reminding businesses impacted by the natural disasters that the ATO was there to assist.

"Our Small Business Assistance Program aims to help businesses get on the right track from the start and develop good habits in relation to their tax obligations early. It also seeks to help established businesses who need assistance but have been reluctant to seek it," Mr D'Ascenzo said.

"I encourage businesses to make contact with the ATO for any tax help and support and to also take advantage of our programs and services that can help them."

You can view all assistance options available for your buisness at ato.gov.au/smallbusinesssupport



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