Tax Diary

January 2016

Date

Obligation

15 January

Tax return for taxable large/medium entities (all entities other than individuals) – due date for lodging, unless required earlier.

Payment for large/medium entities with a 15 January due date is:

  • 1 December 2015 for companies and super funds
  • as stated on their notice of assessment for trusts.

Note: You cannot self-assess a lodgment deferral from this date or assume a later date for lodgment on the basis that the taxpayer will be non-taxable in the current year.

Tax return for the taxable head company of a consolidated group (including new registrants) that has a member who has been deemed a large/medium entity in the latest year lodged – due date for lodging unless required earlier.

Payment was due 1 December 2015.

21 January

Quarterly PAYG instalment activity statement, quarter 2, 2015–16 for head companies of consolidated groups – due date for lodging and paying.

December 2015 monthly business activity statement – due date for lodging and paying except for small business clients (that is up to $10 million turnover) who report GST monthly and lodge electronically.

28 January

Super guarantee contributions for quarter 2, 2015–16 – employers must make contributions to the fund by this date.

Employers who do not pay minimum super contributions for quarter 2 by this date must pay the super guarantee charge and lodge a Superannuation guarantee charge statement – quarterly (NAT 9599) with us by 28 February 2016.

Note: The super guarantee charge is not tax deductible.

31 January

TFN report for closely held trusts for TFNs quoted to a trustee by beneficiaries in quarter 2, 2015–16.

February 2016

Date

Obligation

21 February

December 2015 monthly business activity statement for small business clients (up to $10 million turnover) who report GST monthly and lodge electronically – due date for lodging and paying.

January 2016 monthly activity statement – due date for lodging and paying.

28 February

Tax return for non-taxable large/medium entities as per the latest year lodged (all entities other than individuals) due date for lodging.

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.

Tax returns for new registrant (taxable and non-taxable) large/medium entities (all entities other than individuals) – due date for lodging.

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.

Tax return for non-taxable head company of a consolidated group – including new registrants – that has a member who has been deemed a large/medium entity in the latest year lodged – due date for lodgment.

Tax return for any member of a consolidated group who exits the consolidated group during the year of income.

Tax return for new registrant (taxable and non-taxable) head company of a consolidated group.

Self-managed superannuation fund annual return (NAT 71226) for new registrant (taxable and non-taxable) self-managed super funds (SMSF) – due date for lodgment and payment.

Note: There are special arrangements for newly registered self-managed super funds that do not have to lodge a return.

Quarterly activity statement, quarter 2, 2015–16 – due date for lodging and paying – all lodgment methods.

Quarterly instalment notice (form R, S or T), quarter 2, 2015–16 – due date for payment. Lodgment is only required if you vary the instalment amount.

Annual GST return or information report – due date for lodging (and paying if applicable) if the taxpayer does not have a tax return lodgment obligation.

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

Due date for lodging the Superannuation guarantee charge (SGC) statement– quarterly and paying the super guarantee charge for quarter 2, 2015–16 if the employer did not pay enough contributions on time.

Employers who lodge 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 will still have to pay the remaining super guarantee charge to us.

Note: The super guarantee charge is not tax deductible.

March 2016

Date

Obligation

21 March

February 2016 monthly activity statement – due date for lodging and paying.

31 March

Tax return for companies and super funds with total income in excess of $2 million in the latest year lodged (excluding large/medium taxpayers) – due date for lodging, unless due earlier.

Payment for companies and super funds in this category is also due by this date.

Tax return for the head company of a consolidated group without a member who has been deemed a large/medium entity in the latest year lodged, but with a member who had total income in excess of $2 million in their latest year lodged – due date for lodging, unless due earlier.

Payment for companies in this category is also due by this date.

Tax return for individuals and trusts whose latest return resulted in a tax liability of $20,000 or more, excluding large/medium trusts.

Payment for individuals and trusts in this category is due as advised on their notice of assessment.

April 2016

Date

Obligation

21 April

Quarterly PAYG instalment activity statement, quarter 3, 2015–16 for head companies of consolidated groups – due date for lodging and paying.

March 2016 monthly activity statement – due date for lodging and paying.

28 April

Quarterly activity statement, quarter 3, 2015–16 – paper lodgments – due date for lodging and paying.

Quarterly instalment notice (form R, S or T), quarter 3, 2015–16 – due date for payment. You only need to lodge if you are varying the instalment amount.

Super guarantee contributions for quarter 3, 2015–16 – employers must make contributions to the fund by this date.

Employers who do not pay minimum super contributions for quarter 3 by this date must pay the super guarantee charge and lodge a Superannuation guarantee charge statement – quarterly (NAT 9599) with us by 28 May 2016.

Note: The super guarantee charge is not tax deductible.

30 April

TFN report for closely held trusts for TFNs quoted to trustees by beneficiaries in quarter 3, 2015–16.

Lost members report for the period 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015.

May 2016

Date

Obligation

15 May

2015 tax returns for all other entities that did not have to lodge earlier (including all remaining consolidated groups), and are not eligible for the 5 June 2016 concession.

Due date for:

  • lodging
  • company and super funds to pay if required

Note: Individuals and trusts in this category to pay as advised on their notice of assessment.

21 May

April 2016 monthly activity statement – due date for lodging and paying.

Final date for appointing a tax agent for a fringe benefits tax role. You must tell us who your new clients are by this date to make sure they receive the lodgment and payment concessions for their fringe benefits tax returns.

Fringe benefits tax annual return – due date for lodgment (if lodging by paper).

26 May

Eligible quarterly activity statement, quarter 3, 2015–16 – due date for lodging and paying if you lodge using any of the following:

  • electronic commerce interface (ECI)
  • electronic lodgment service (ELS)
  • Tax Agent Portal
  • BAS Agent Portal
  • Standard Business Reporting.(SBR)

28 May

Fringe benefits tax annual return – due date for payment.

Due date for lodging the Superannuation guarantee charge statement – quarterly (NAT 9599) and paying the super guarantee charge for quarter 3, 2015–16 if the employer did not pay enough contributions on time.

Employers who lodge a Superannuation guarantee charge statement – quarterly (NAT 9599) can choose to offset contributions they paid late to a fund against their super guarantee charge for the quarter. They will still have to pay the remaining super guarantee charge to us.

Note: The super guarantee charge is not tax deductible.

June 2016

Date

Obligation

5 June

Tax return lodgment, including companies and super funds where the tax return is not required earlier and both of the following criteria are met:

  • non-taxable or a credit assessment as at latest year lodged
  • non–taxable or receiving a credit assessment in the current year.

This is for all entities with a lodgment end date of 15 May 2016, excluding large/medium taxpayers and head companies of consolidated groups.

Tax returns due for individuals and trusts with a lodgment end date of 15 May 2016 provided they also pay any liability due by this date.

Note: This is not a lodgment end date but a concessional arrangement where you will not have to pay failure to lodge on time (FTL) penalties if you lodge and pay by this date.

21 June

May 2016 monthly activity statement – due date for lodging and paying.

25 June

2016 fringe benefits tax annual return – lodgment due date for tax agents (if lodging electronically). Payment (if required) is due 28 May.

30 June

Super guarantee contributions must be paid by this date to qualify for a tax deduction in the 2015–16 financial year.