Betting tax due dates and late lodgement

You must lodge and pay your betting tax returns on time to avoid unpaid tax interest and penalties. You can lodge your returns through OSR Online.

Monthly returns and payments are due 21 days after the end of the month. If a due date is on a weekend or a public holiday, the due date is the next business day.

Annual returns and payments are due 21 days after the end of the financial year.

Final returns must be lodged no later than 21 days after you have a change of status.

To help you meet your betting tax obligations, the following table sets out the specific dates for lodging and paying your upcoming betting tax monthly and annual returns.

Due dateReturn period
21 January 2020 December 2019 monthly return
21 February 2020 January 2020 monthly return
23 March 2020 February 2020 monthly return
21 April 2020 March 2020 monthly return
21 May 2020 April 2020 monthly return
22 June 2020 May 2020 monthly return
21 July 2020 2019-20 annual return
21 August 2020 July 2020 monthly return
21 September 2020 August 2020 monthly return
21 October 2020 September 2020 monthly return
23 November 2020 October 2020 monthly return
21 December 2020 November 2020 monthly return

Late lodgement of returns

If we issue you with a default assessment notice because you did not lodge a periodic, annual or final return by the due date, you will be charged penalty tax (75% of the betting tax). This is in addition to your existing betting tax liability.

Penalty tax may increase by up to 20% in certain circumstances.

Penalty tax may be remitted in some instances. Read the public ruling on penalty tax (TAA060.2) for more information.


Office of State Revenue

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  • Send an email using our online enquiry form.