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 April

Lodge and pay March 2020 monthly business activity statement. 

Tuesday 28 April

Make super guarantee contributions for quarter 3, 2019-20 by this date. 

Thursday 30 April

Lodge lost members report for the period 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019.

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

Saturday 28 March

GST returns and payments due.

Tuesday 31 March

Student loan repayments due for overseas-based borrowers.

Tuesday 31 March

Final date for ratio option provisional tax applications.

Thursday 30 April

Tax credit claim form (IR526) automatically sent to those who claimed a tax credit last year.

Source: New Zealand Inland Revenue