due dates


Due Dates for lodging your reports: 


Knowing about the due dates is important. Making sure you pay on time is key. Lodge and report on time are vital for the healthy relationship with the ATO.

The ATO as a statutory agency has needs. Those needs must be informed about how you have done on a regular basis. this is how the taxation system is built. and this is why we must plan in advance for every lodgement day. we must make sure we have everything ready to be on time to avoid undesired fines.

The major due dates are regarding all sort of lodgement dates that the company/individual must communicate to the ATO regarding the financial situation of his company or his own financial situation.


Due dates for communicating with the ATO: 


  • Monthly/Quarterly/annually GST returns and information reports;
  • Monthly/Quarterly/annually instalment reports;
  • FBT returns and PAYG withholding annual reports;
  • Monthly/Quarterly/annually BAS – Business activity statements;
  • Income tax returns – at the end of the TAX year.

For your convenience, we will focus on the relevant dates of each month we are at, and you can visit us for the next month key dates so you always stay informed and compliant with the ATO.

The uniqueness of this website means that we will update you on due dates beyond your taxation needs, we will inform you of every date that may help you better plan for every business outcome.

In our opinion knowing of all due dates is important to the budget process. also, it’s vital to the planning of vacations. when is the best time the accelerate your sales and marketing efforts so that they will yield the best rewards to you and to your business.

This is the only website that thinks from the business owner point of view and as such we will be focusing on the dates that will give you the best outcomes financially. 



Lodge and pay December 2017 monthly business activity statement for business clients with up to $10 million turnover who report GST monthly and lodge electronically.

Lodge and pay January 2018 monthly activity statement.

Lodge tax return for non-taxable large/medium entities as per the latest year lodged (except individuals).

Payment (if required) for companies and super funds is also due on this date. Payment for trusts in this category is due as per their notice of assessment

Lodge tax returns for new registrant (taxable and non-taxable) large/medium entities (except individuals).

Payment (if required) for companies and super funds is also due on this date. Payment for trusts in this category is due as per their notice of assessment.

Lodge tax return for non-taxable head company of a consolidated group, including a new registrant, that has a member who has been deemed a large/medium entity in the latest year lodged.

Lodge tax return for any member of a consolidated group who exits the consolidated group for any period during the year of income.

Lodge tax return for large/medium new registrant (non-taxable) head company of a consolidated group.

Lodge and pay Self-managed superannuation fund annual return(NAT 71226) for new registrant (taxable and non-taxable) SMSF, unless they have been advised of a 31 October 2017 due date at finalisation of a review of the SMSF at registration.

Note: There are special arrangements for newly registered SMSFs that do not have to lodge a return – see Super lodgment.

Lodge and pay quarter 2, 2017–18 activity statement for all lodgment methods.

Pay quarter 2, 2017–18 instalment notice (form R, S or T). Lodge the notice only if you vary the instalment amount.

Annual GST return – lodge (and pay if applicable) if the taxpayer does not have a tax return lodgment obligation.

If the taxpayer does have a tax return obligation, this return must be lodged by the due date of the tax return.

Lodge and pay quarter 2, 2017–18 Superannuation guarantee charge (SGC) statement – quarterly if the employer did not pay enough contributions on time.

Employers lodging a Superannuation guarantee charge statement – quarterly can choose to offset contributions they paid late to a fund against their super guarantee charge for the quarter. They still have to pay the remaining super guarantee charge.

Note: The super guarantee charge is not tax deductible.

Use our Super guarantee charge statement and calculator tool to work out the super guarantee charge and help prepare the Superannuation guarantee charge statement – quarterly.