Payroll tax due dates

You must lodge and pay your payroll tax returns on time to avoid unpaid tax interest (UTI) and penalties. You can lodge your returns online through OSRconnect.

Periodic returns and payments are due 7 days after the end of the return period (i.e. monthly or half-yearly). 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 by 21 July each year.

Final returns should be lodged when you have a change of status.

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

Due dateReturn period
7 June 2017
May 2017 monthly periodic
21 July 2017 2016–17 annual return
7 August 2017 July 2017 monthly periodic
7 September 2017 August 2017 monthly periodic
9 October 2017 September 2017 monthly periodic
7 November 2017 October 2017 monthly periodic
7 December 2017 November 2017 monthly periodic
15 January 2018
  • December 2017 monthly periodic
  • July 2017 to December 2017 half-yearly periodic
7 February 2018
January 2018 monthly periodic
7 March 2018
February 2018 monthly periodic
9 April 2018
March 2018 monthly periodic
8 May 2018 April 2018 monthly periodic
7 June 2018 May 2018 monthly periodic
21 July 2018 2017–18 annual return

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