Tax news – latest from the Australian Taxation Office for small business.

The Deadline for SuperStream is fast approaching

The ATO will be contacting small businesses with 19 or fewer employees about SuperStream from late March 2016 onwards. You may therefore receive an email, SMS, or letter from the ATO reminding you of the importance of getting ready for SuperStream by the 30 June 2016 deadline.  It’s at this time when all employers need to use SuperStream when paying super. This means paying super and sending employee information electronically in a standard format. This will result in a simpler process and more streamlined payments.  If you haven’t started paying your super using SuperStream, it’s important to get started soon.  Click here for webinar dates to help get you started or please feel free to contact us today to assist.

Fringe benefits tax (FBT) returns must be lodged with us by 23 May 2016.

If a tax practitioner is preparing your annual FBT return, different lodgment arrangements may apply.  Click here for step-by-step instructions including examples from a completed return to help you complete each item in the Fringe benefits tax (FBT) return 2016.

BAS Due Dates

BAS time is rapidly approaching – please ensure you’ve made your booking so that you are sure to meet compliance reporting deadlines.


Quarter Period Covered Legislative due date **
Quarter 3 1 Jan – 31 Mar 28 April 2016
Quarter 4 1 Apr – 30 Jun 28 July 2016




Legislative due date

Feb 2016

21 Mar 2016

Mar 2016

21 Apr 2016

Apr 2016

21 May 2016**

May 2016

21 Jun 2016

Jun 2016

21 Jul 2016

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