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Published on 24 June 2020

In addition to the tax relief measures announced by the Victorian Government in response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Revenue Office is assisting people impacted by the pandemic by remitting penalties and interest charged on some assessments.

When penalties and interest will be remitted

Date of default Date of assessment
(listed on your assessment notice)
Measures What you need to do
16 March 2020 to the end of the State of Emergency

16 March 2020 to the end of the State of Emergency or, for 2020 land tax assessments, 17 January 2020 to the end of the State of Emergency.

Full remission of penalty, market interest and premium interest.

This measure doesn’t apply to penalties imposed for intentional disregard or hindrance.

If you are eligible, we will contact you directly. You do not need to do anything at this stage.
1 January 2020 to 15 March 2020  16 March 2020 to the end of the State of Emergency

Full remission of penalty.

This measure doesn’t apply to penalties imposed for intentional disregard or hindrance.

This measure doesn’t provide for the remission of interest for defaults occurring between 1 January 2020 and 15 March 2020.

To have your penalty remitted, you must lodge an objection.

Our guidelines for exercising discretionary powers during the coronavirus pandemic provide further detail on these measures.

Last modified: 9 July 2020
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