Avoid delayed tax refunds
Lodge Tax Returns by 7 December 2009 to avoid delayed refunds
The Tax Office’s computer systems will be unavailable from Friday, 22 January until Wednesday, 27 January 2010 while they implement their new system. In addition, they will need to suspend some processing in the weeks leading up to the implementation.
There will also be some processing delays in the weeks following the implementation as the new system gradually returns to full processing levels. The ATO expect these delays may continue during February 2010.
What you need to do
Contact our office as soon as possible to lodge your income tax returns as early as possible to reduce the likelihood of any delays.
Large businesses due to lodge their income tax return on 15 January 2010 should lodge no later than 7 December 2009. This will increase the likelihood of these more complex returns being processed and a refund issuing prior to the suspension of processing.