COVID-19: ATO advises deferral of SMSF Lodgment Deadline

COVID-19 is affecting many self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees and their service providers as they prepare to lodge their SMSF annual returns (SARs).

Previously the ATO advised that if you required more time to lodge your 2019 SAR you needed to contact us or your tax agent.

To provide further support during this unprecedented time the ATO has now applied an automatic deferral for the lodgment of the 2019 SMSF annual returns due on 15 May and 5 June 2020 until 30 June 2020 for all SMSFs.

This means you or your tax agent no longer need to request a deferral if you require this extra time to lodge.