Simpler fuel tax credits for farmers impacted by natural disasters

The ATO understands that in time of natural disasters, keeping on top of tax affairs can be difficult, and want to work with you to help you as much as possible.

If you are a farmer who is impacted by a natural disaster, and you have a lodgment and payment deferral in place, you can now use simplified methods to calculate your fuel tax credit claims, regardless of how much you claim each year.

This means you can:

  • Use the fuel tax credit rate that applies at the end of the BAS period.
  • Work out the litres of fuel you purchased by dividing the total cost of fuel purchased in the BAS period by the average price per litre for that period.

If you have lost records to substantiate your claims as a result of a natural disaster, we will work with you to reconstruct your tax records.

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If you are experiencing financial hardship you can contact us on 1800 806 218 to discuss your options


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