Key dates and information for public practitioners

Become a public practitioner

Keeping track of key deadlines is vital. This handy list of key dates and requirements for Australia and New Zealand will be updated each month.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Tuesday 21 July

Lodge and pay June 2020 monthly business activity statement.

Tuesday 28 July

Lodge and pay quarter 4, 2018–19 activity statement if lodging by paper.

Friday 31 June

Lodge TFN report for closely held trusts if any beneficiary quoted their TFN to a trustee in quarter 4, 2018–19.

Source: Australian Taxation Office

Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)

Registered tax agents, tax (financial) advisers and BAS agents

Your annual declaration is due before the anniversary of your registration expiry date. It is due each year, except in the year you renew your registration. To check your registration expiry date, visit the TPB Register.

The TPB will send you an email to inform you when your annual declaration is due. It's important that you keep your contact details up-to-date, including your email address.

Source: Tax Practitioners Board


SMSF auditor

  • Must lodge annual declaration within 30 days of their registration anniversary date via the ASIC Regulatory Portal
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you lodge your annual statement before the due date. ASIC will no longer send you an email to advise when your annual statement is ready to complete

Source: ASIC – Regulatory portal


Registered company auditors

  • Registered company auditors and audit companies must lodge an annual statement within one month of the anniversary of their registration

Source: ASIC – Auditors

New Zealand Inland Revenue

Sunday 5 July

Employer deductions payment due for 16 to 30 June if you deduct more than $500,000 PAYE and ECST per year.

Tuesday 7 July

Income tax returns are due if you do not have an extension of time.

Monday 20 July

Your FBT quarterly return and payment are due for the period ending 30 June if you have a March balance date.

Tuesday 28 July

Your GST return and payment is due for the taxable period ending 30 June.

Source: New Zealand Inland Revenue