Take control of End Of Financial Year

Here are the key dates for EOFY 20-21

Your EOFY Calendar


Take a look at our calendar for important tax and End of Financial Year dates.

This list is a guide only. Looking for advice on tax payment and lodging? Speak to an accountant or bookkeeper.

21 March

Add a haiku to your to-dos

Today is World Poetry Day, celebrating all forms of poetry from epic Greek classics to NSFW limericks.

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay February 2021 Business Activity Statement (BAS) if you pay monthly.

21 April

Rome wasn't built in a day

On this day in 753 BC, Romulus and Remus founded the city of Rome. Keep your own empire ticking over by making sure you've lodged the following paperwork.

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay March 2021 Business Activity Statement (BAS) if you pay monthly.

28 April

Let sleeping dogs lie

Want to add a furry friend to your life? April is Adopt a Greyhound Month. Despite being bred for racing, these gentle giants love to snooze up to 18 hours a day.

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay Q3 (January-March) Business Activity Statement (BAS) if you pay quarterly.
  • Make superannuation guarantee contributions for Q3 (January-March) by this date to avoid paying the superannuation guarantee charge.

15 May

Take to the sky

On this day in 1930, Ellen Church became the first-ever flight attendant. She was responsible for serving snacks, checking tickets and even re-fuelling the plane. Luckily this checklist has a few less responsibilities.

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay 2020 tax returns for Companies (if not lodged earlier).
  • Lodge 2020 tax returns for Partnerships and Trusts (if not lodged earlier).
  • Lodge 2020 tax returns for Individuals (if not lodged earlier).
  • Due date for companies and superannuation funds to pay as advised on their notice of assessment.

21 May

Pop the kettle on

Today is International Tea Day, celebrating the most popular beverage on the planet after water. Pop the kettle on, make yourself a cuppa and check these items off your list.

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay April 2021 Business Activity Statement (BAS) if you pay monthly.
  • 2020-2021 Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) return is due today.

28 May

Stand up for what's right

Amnesty International was founded on this day in 1961. It now has seven million members around the world dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights.

Checklist
  • Make superannuation guarantee contributions for Q3 (January-March) by this date to avoid paying the superannuation guarantee charge.

05 June

It's World Environment Day!

This year, the United Nations is focusing on ecosystem restoration over the next decade. Is your business putting in more than it's taking out?

Checklist
  • All entities to lodge their 2019-20 tax return with a lodgement due date of 15 May 2021 if the tax return is not required earlier.

21 June

Crack the code

The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown turns 57 today. Despite being banned in multiple countries, the 2003 blockbuster has sold 80 million copies and been made into a film.

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay May 2021 Business Activity Statement (BAS) if you pay monthly.

30 June

EOFY is here!

It's time to finish off any stocktaking, organise your paperwork and make some last-minute tax-deductible purchases.

Checklist
  • Super guarantee contributions must be received by your employees' fund by this date to qualify for a tax deduction in the 2020–21 financial year.

01 July

Happy New (Financial) Year!

The countdown begins for tax returns. The deadline for most returns is October 21, however your tax accountant may be able to organise a later filing date depending on your business needs.

Checklist
  • You can lodge your individual tax return from today until 31 October if you're preparing it yourself.

14 July

Vive La France!

Today is Bastille Day, the national day of France. What better time to have a croissant and make sure your employees have their payment summaries?

Checklist
  • STP finalisation is due to be lodged today. For small employers with closely held payees your finalisation date may be different. Check with the ATO here.

21 July

The Eagle has landed!

Today marks 52 years since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. What firsts will you check off today?

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay June 2021 Business Activity Statement (BAS) if you pay monthly.

28 July

One month down, eleven to go

The first month of the financial year is nearly as busy as the last. Make sure you've sorted out your BAS lodgement and superannuation guarantee payments.

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay Q4 (April-June) Business Activity Statement (BAS) if you pay quarterly.
  • Make sure superannuation guarantee contributions for Q4 (April-June) are received by your employees' fund by this date to avoid paying the superannuation guarantee charge.

21 August

The Mona Lisa's big break

On this day in 1911, three handymen stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum in Paris. The painting wasn't well-known at the time, but its theft made it internationally famous. Make sure to keep a close eye on your assets today!

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay July 2021 monthly Business Activity Statement (BAS).

28 August

A delicious pivot

Did you know Worcestershire Sauce was invented by a pair of pharmacists? John Lea and William Perrins cooked up the condiment in their lab on this day in 1837, which indirectly led to the establishment of a research lab at Oxford University and the creation of the Bloody Mary cocktail.

Checklist
  • Lodge Taxable Payments Report if your business is in the following industries: building and construction; cleaning; couriers; information technology; road freight; security, investigation or surveillance. Find out more from the ATO.

21 September

Quarter time

We're nearly at the end of Q1, and your EOFY admin should be ticking along nicely. Haven't got your ducks in a row yet? There's still time to speak to a MYOB accredited accountant or bookkeeper and sort out your tax return.

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay August 2021 monthly Business Activity Statement (BAS).

21 October

20 years of the iPod

Steve Jobs launched the Apple iPod on 21 October 2001. The original model had space for 1000 songs, 10 hours of battery life and cost $895. It received mixed reactions from Apple fans at the time, but went on to pave the way for the convenience of streaming music we enjoy today.

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay September 2021 Business Activity Statement (BAS) if you pay monthly.

28 October

Time to file your Q1 paperwork

It's BAS and super time again! Make sure you've filed everything you need to file in order to avoid paying late fees.

Checklist
  • Lodge and pay Q1 (July-September) Business Activity Statement (BAS) if you pay quarterly.
  • Make superannuation guarantee contributions for Q1 (July-September) by this date to avoid paying the superannuation guarantee charge.

31 October

Boo! It's the first tax return deadline

Today is Halloween and the lodgement deadline for individual, sole trader, partnership and trust tax returns. Don't be scared - your accountant can extend the deadline if needed.

Checklist
  • Individual income tax returns due today unless lodging through a tax agent
  • Sole trader, partnership and trust tax returns are due today unless lodging through a tax agent
  • A number of payment reports regarding PAYG withholding and superannuation payments to employees who are foreign residents and people who did not declare their ABN or TFN are due today. Find out more from the ATO.
  • Annual Investment Income report is due today.
  • Reporting on natural resource payments made to foreign residents is due today

28 February

Look out for the company tax lodgement deadline

The company tax returns lodgement dates have taken the lead from our leaping friend February 29th and like to change things up every few years.

Checklist
  • Usually company tax returns are due today, but check the ATO website to make sure.

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