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Key Dates - February 2018

Date Category Description
     
21 Feb 2018 Activity statements Due date for small business clients (up to $10 million turnover) who report GST monthly and lodge electronically to lodge and pay monthly activity statements for December 2017. Tax obligations that may be payable include:
  • GST, wine equalisation tax and luxury car tax for December 2017.
  • PAYG withholding for December 2017 (medium withholders).
  • PAYG instalment for December 2017 for monthly PAYG instalment payers (corporate tax entities with instalment income (as defined) above $1 billion).

* Note that these entities have two monthly activity statements due on the same day - December 2017 and January 2018.

     
21 Feb 2018 Activity statements Due date to lodge and pay monthly activity statements for January 2018. Tax obligations that may be payable include:
  • GST, wine equalisation tax and luxury car tax for January 2018.
  • PAYG withholding for January 2018 (medium withholders).
  • PAYG instalment for January 2018 for monthly PAYG instalment payers (corporate tax entities with instalment income (as defined) above $100 million).

* Note that the threshold for monthly PAYG instalments drops from $1 billion to $100 million from this month.

     
28 Feb 2018 Income tax returns Due date for all entities other than individuals, that were non-taxable large/medium entities in the latest year lodged, to lodge 2016/17 income tax returns.
The due date for companies and superannuation funds in this category to pay income tax (if required) is also 28 Feb 2018.
The due date for trusts in this category to pay income tax is the date stated on their notice of assessment.
     
28 Feb 2018 Income tax returns Due date for all entities other than individuals, that are new registrant taxable or non-taxable large/medium entities, to lodge 2016/17 income tax returns.
The due date for companies and superannuation funds in this category to pay income tax (if required) is also 28 Feb 2018.
The due date for trusts in this category to pay income tax is the date stated on their notice of assessment.
     
28 Feb 2018 Income tax returns Due date for the following entities associated with consolidated groups to lodge 2016/17 income tax returns:
  • Non-taxable head companies (including new registrants) of consolidated groups that have a member deemed to be a large/medium entity in the latest year lodged.
  • Any former members of consolidated groups that exited the group during the year of income.
  • New registrant (taxable and non-taxable) head companies of consolidated groups.
     
28 Feb 2018 Income tax returns Due date for new registrant (taxable or non-taxable) self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) to lodge 2016/17 SMSF annual returns and pay income tax.
There are special arrangements for newly registered SMSFs that do not have to lodge a return.
     
28 Feb 2018 Activity statements  Due date to lodge and pay quarterly activity statements for the December 2017 quarter (whether lodged on paper or electronically). Tax obligations that may be payable include:
  • GST, wine equalisation tax and luxury car tax for the December 2016 quarter.
  • PAYG withholding:
    • for December 2017 (medium withholders).
    • for the December 2017 quarter (small withholders).
  • PAYG instalment for the December 2017 quarter for quarterly PAYG instalment payers (2nd quarter of the 2017/18 income year).
  • FBT instalment for the December 2017 quarter (3rd quarter of the 2017 FBT year).
     
28 Feb 2018 GST  Due date for entities who pay or report GST annually, who do not have an income tax return obligation, to lodge the Annual GST return or Annual GST information report for the year ended 30 June 2017.
The due date for entities that do have an income tax return obligation is the due date of the income tax return.
     
28 Feb 2018 PAYG instalments
GST instalments
Due date to pay quarterly PAYG and/or GST instalment notice for the December 2017 quarter (2nd quarter of the 2017/18 income year).
Due date to lodge the instalment notice if varying the instalment amount.
     
28 Feb 2018 Superannuation  Due date for employers who failed to pay the minimum superannuation guarantee contributions by 28 Jan 2018 to pay the superannuation guarantee charge (SGC) and lodge a Superannuation guarantee charge statement - quarterly. The SGC is not tax deductible.

NOTE:
  • If you fail to lodge your 2016/17 income tax return on time, your 2017/18 income tax return will be due 31 Oct 2018.
  • As some dates may vary, please ensure you contact the Australian Taxation Office to double check any dates in question.
  • When the due date for lodgement or payment falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday, it may be done on the next business day.

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