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Australian Tax Deadlines: A yearly calendar to stay on track

It might be stressful to deal with tax deadlines, but it doesn't have to be that way. We've created a simple tax calendar to help you navigate the Australian tax system with ease. You may avoid the stress of last-minute tax preparations and keep your finances in order by keeping note of these important dates.


Let's explore the crucial tax deadlines you need to be aware of throughout the year:

  1. January

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of December’s BAS  21 January

  • Due date for Super (1 October to 31 December)*****  28 January

  1. February

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of January’s BAS  21 February

  • Deferred due date for School and Government Bodies  21 February. They are automatically granted deferral of their activity statement.

  • Due date for quarterly reporting** of BAS (Oct, Nov & Dec) 28 February.

  • Due date for SGC (1 October to 31 December)******  28 February

  1. March

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of February’s BAS  21 March

  1. April

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of March’s BAS  21 April

  • Due date for quarterly reporting** of BAS (Jan, Feb & March) 28 April.

  • Due date for Super (1 January to 31 March)*****  28 April

  1. May

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of April’s BAS  21 May

  • Due date for SGC (1 October to 31 December)******  28 May

  1. June

  • FY end. Examine and prepare your financial records for tax season.

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of May’s BAS  21 June

  1. July

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of June’s BAS  21 July

  • Due date for quarterly reporting** of BAS (April, May & June)  28 July.

  • Due date Super (1 April to 30 June)***** for  28 July

  1. August

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of July’s BAS  21 August

  • Due date for Super (1 April to 30 June)*****  28 August

  1. September

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of August’s BAS  21 September

  1. October

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of September’s BAS  21 October

  • Due date for quarterly reporting** of BAS (July, Aug & Sept)  28 October.

  • Due date for Super (1 July to 30 September)*****  28 October

  • Due date for annual reporting*** of BAS and paying annual return  31 October.

  • Due date for self-lodgement**** of individual tax return for the year  31 October (If 31 Oct falls on weekend, the next business day after 31 Oct)

  1. November

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of October’s BAS  21 November

  • Due date to pay tax bill upon the lodgement of individual tax return  21 November.

  • Due date for SGC (1 July to 30 September)******  28 November

  1. December

  • Due date for monthly reporting* of November’s BAS  21 December

  • *Monthly Reporting is required if GST Turnover is greater than or equal to 20 million.

  • **Quarterly Reporting is required if GST Turnover is less than 20 million.

  • ***Annual Reporting is required if voluntarily registered for GST & if GST Turnover is less than 75,000 (150,000 for non-profit bodies).

  • ****If you are not doing self-lodgement and using an agent for individual tax return, the tax agents have special schedules, and the lodgement can be done later than 31 October. But you need to be engaged with them before 31 October.

  • *****If you are unable to pay the super guarantee by the due date, you must notify the ATO and make an SG charge. The deadline for notifying the ATO is 28 days after the end of the quarter in which you were unable to pay the contributions.

  • ******The cut-off date for electronic lodgement of the SGC is 14 days after the end of the quarter. If you fail to lodge the SGC on time, you may be subject to penalties.


You can confidently manage your finances if you stay on top of these crucial Australian tax deadlines. No more pressure to meet deadlines at the last minute. You'll be well-prepared to handle your tax duties throughout the year if you have this straightforward calendar close in-hand with you. Happy tax planning! 🙂



*please check with the official government bodies for updated dates

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