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. The 2018-19 annual return is due by Monday 22 July.

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
14 January 2019
  • December 2018 monthly periodic
  • July 2018 to December 2018 half-yearly periodic
7 February 2019
January 2019 monthly periodic
7 March 2019
February 2019 monthly periodic
8 April 2019
March 2019 monthly periodic
7 May 2019 April 2019 monthly periodic
7 June 2019 May 2019 monthly periodic
22 July 2019 2018-19 annual return
7 August 2019 July 2019 monthly periodic
9 September 2019 August 2019 monthly periodic
8 October 2019 September 2019 monthly periodic
7 November 2019 October 2019 monthly periodic
9 December 2019 November 2019 monthly periodic
14 January 2020
  • December 2019 monthly periodic
  • July 2019 to December 2019 half-yearly periodic

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