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Key Dates - April 2021

 

Date Category Description
     
21 Apr 2021 Activity statements  Due date for entities that are not "deferred BAS payers" to lodge and pay monthly activity statements for March 2021. Tax obligations that may be payable include:
  • GST, wine equalisation tax and luxury car tax for March 2021.
  • PAYG withholding:
    • for March 2021 (medium withholders).
    • for the March 2021 quarter (small withholders).
  • PAYG instalment:
    • for March 2021 for monthly PAYG instalment payers.
    • for the March 2021 quarter for quarterly PAYG instalment payers (3rd quarter of the 2020/21 income year).
  • FBT instalment for the March 2021 quarter (4th quarter of the 2021 FBT year).

An entity is generally a "deferred BAS payer" for a particular month, if the entity is a small or medium withholder (total annual PAYG withholding $1m or less), is not required to pay GST monthly, and has a quarterly tax obligation due that month (e.g. FBT instalment or GST). The quarterly activity statement due date applies to these entities (28 Apr 2021, or 26 May 2021 if lodged electronically through an agent or the entity is an active STP reporter).

     
21 Apr 2021 Activity statements  Due date for head companies of consolidated groups to lodge and pay quarterly instalment activity statements for the March 2021 quarter.
     
28 Apr 2021 Activity statements  Due date to lodge and pay quarterly activity statements for the March 2021 quarter (if lodged on paper and the entity is not an active STP reporter). Tax obligations that may be payable include:
  • GST, wine equalisation tax and luxury car tax for the March 2021 quarter.
  • PAYG withholding:
    • for March 2021 (medium withholders).
    • for the March 2021 quarter (small withholders).
  • PAYG instalment for the March 2021 quarter for quarterly PAYG instalment payers (3rd quarter of the 2020/21 income year).
  • FBT instalment for the March 2021 quarter (4th quarter of the 2021 FBT year).

The due date to lodge and pay is 26 May 2021 if lodged electronically through a tax agent or BAS agent or the entity is an active STP reporter.

     
28 Apr 2021 PAYG instalments
GST instalments
Due date to pay quarterly PAYG and/or GST instalment notice for the March 2021 quarter (3rd quarter of the 2020/21 income year).
Due date to lodge the instalment notice if varying the instalment amount.
     
28 Apr 2021 TFN/ABN reporting Due date for investment bodies to lodge quarterly TFN/ABN reports for the March 2021 quarter for new TFN/ABN quotations by investors.
     
28 Apr 2021 Superannuation  Due date for employers to pay superannuation guarantee contributions for the March 2021 quarter.
Employers who fail to pay the minimum superannuation guarantee contributions by this date must pay the superannuation guarantee charge (SGC) and lodge a Superannuation guarantee charge statement - quarterly by 28 May 2021. The SGC is not tax deductible.
     
30 Apr 2021 Franking account tax return

Due date for New Zealand franking companies (a New Zealand resident company which has made an election to join the Australian imputation system) with a 31 March 2021 year end to lodge the franking account tax return, where any of the following apply:

  • a liability for franking deficit tax
  • a liability for over-franking tax, or
  • an obligation to notify the Commissioner of any significant variation in their benchmark franking percentage between franking periods.

New Zealand franking companies should lodge using the Franking account tax return 2020 form with the dates changed.

     
30 Apr 2021 Superannuation Due date for APRA-regulated superannuation funds (i.e. not self-managed) and RSA providers to advise the ATO of lost members using the Member Account Attribution Service for the half-year to 31 December 2020.
     
30 Apr 2021 Superannuation Due date for lodgement of statements and payment of former temporary residents' unclaimed superannuation.
     
30 Apr 2021 National rental affordability scheme End of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) year.
     
30 Apr 2021 TFN reporting 

Due date for closely held trusts to lodge quarterly TFN reports for the March 2021 quarter for TFNs quoted to a trustee by beneficiaries.


NOTE:
  • 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 lodgment or payment falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday, it may be done on the next business day.

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